[Openid-specs-ab] What does "Token Request" refer to in the Signatures and Encryption section?

n-sakimura n-sakimura at nri.co.jp
Fri Oct 11 07:07:10 UTC 2013

I am fine with it.


(2013/10/11 8:21), Mike Jones wrote:
> http://openid.net/specs/openid-connect-core-1_0-12.html#sigenc says:
> Depending on the transport through which the messages are sent, the 
> integrity of the message might not be guaranteed and the originator of 
> the message might not be authenticated. To mitigate these risks, 
> Request Object, Token Request, ID Token, and UserInfo Response values 
> MAY utilize [JWS] to sign the contents.
> To achieve message confidentiality, Request Object, Token Request, ID 
> Token, and UserInfo Response values MAY use [JWE] to encrypt the content.
> A Token Request, used other places in the spec, just refers to a 
> request made to the Token Endpoint -- which I know of no way to sign 
> or encrypt.  We do say how you can sign a JWT used with the 
> private_key_jwt client authentication method, but that's about as 
> close to a match as I could come up with.
> Should I just delete these odd uses of Token Request, or does someone 
> want to supply alternative wording that makes sense?
> Thanks,
> -- Mike
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Nat Sakimura (n-sakimura at nri.co.jp)
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