Executive Summary

The following process and role descriptions were first derived from "The Trust Over IP Stack", a concept RFC issued by the Hyperledger Aries Project.  The contents of the RFC can be found at  These definitions were created as a companion to Governance Authorities developing ToIP-compatible Governance Frameworks as a majority set for consideration..  It enables Governance Authorities to use consistent terminologies to describe stakeholders and their processes that participate in a ToIP ecosystem.  These frameworks include an assortment of rules; there rules apply to roles which execute processes identified in this document.  All of these roles and processes MAY NOT appear in governance frameworks and some roles and processes appearing in frameworks MAY NOT be listed in this document.