[Openid-specs-ab] .well-known in OIDC Discovery

Nat Sakimura sakimura at gmail.com
Mon Jul 29 12:55:11 UTC 2013

General answer, I guess, is that we wanted to minimize the URI pollution -
that we should confine the URI pollution just withing .well-known folders.

2013/7/29 Torsten Lodderstedt <torsten at lodderstedt.net>

> Hi all,
> I just took a look on the OIDC discovery spec. Why does it use
> .well-known? I'm asking since it deviates from the RFC in that it allows
> for path components (in order to support multi-tenancy) and the URL itself
> is either discovered via WebFinger or obtained out of band. Why not just
> obtain the connect config base URL that way and directly request the
> metadata. What is the value of adding "/.well-known" to the URL?
> regards,
> Torsten.
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Nat Sakimura (=nat)
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