[Openid-specs-ab] Contribution of the OpenID Connect Credential Provider Draft

Tobias Looker tobias.looker at mattr.global
Fri May 28 00:27:03 UTC 2021

Hi All,

The editors and I would like to contribute the attached draft "OpenID Connect Credential Provider" (hosted version available at https://mattrglobal.github.io/oidc-client-bound-assertions-spec/) as input into the ongoing work around OpenID Connect Claims Aggregation, SIOP and openid-connect-4-verifiable-presentations. The intent of the draft is the following:

  *   Define a new artifact for communicating End-User claims that is suitable for aggregation and indirect presentation to a relying party, we offer the term credential for this purpose in the draft.
  *   Define support for how different concrete expressions of these "credentials" can be supported, such as JWT or W3C Verifiable Credentials in JSON-LD form.
  *   Define how a party (we define as "Credential Holder") can request the "issuance" of a credential as a part of a normal OpenID Connect flow.
  *   Define how a "Credential Issuer" (defined in the draft) can bind a credential to the "Credential Holder" through cryptographic proof of possession.

OpenID Connect Credential Provider<https://mattrglobal.github.io/oidc-client-bound-assertions-spec/>
OpenID Connect 1.0 is a simple identity layer on top of the OAuth 2.0 protocol. It enables relying parties to verify the identity of the End-User based on the authentication performed by an Authorization Server, as well as to obtain basic profile information about the End-User. OpenID Providers today within OpenID Connect assume many roles, one of these is providing End-User claims to the ...

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