- Our core libraries are built in Rust and we are active members of the growing Rust community.
- Our code comments inside the core libraries auto-generate an authoritative and comprehensive Rust Documentation site at each versioned release through the crates.io package manager.
- Installation via the crates.io package manager is the easiest way to get started.
- Instructions for building manually can be found on the main Installation page
Spruce is very proud to have built these core products to date using the Rust language, which offers a secure, performant, and memory-safe alternative to the dominant web development languages of today.
DIDKit can also be downloaded & updated from crates.io, Rust's native package
manager, from inside of other Rust projects. DIDKit (and its underlying ssi
crate) can be called as library dependencies inside of a Rust environment, but
they are not targets in crates.io, (and thus, cannot be installed by a simple
cargo install call).
Note that many of the DIDKit functions and traits in turn call functions and
traits in ssi, a separate package/crate on which
it depends. Similarly, each DID method that you want a given DID Kit instance
to implement is also distinct library (rather than simply a trait), so
constraining a specific instance of DIDKit to a specific subset of available DID
Methods is best achieved by modifying the
[dependencies] section of the