[Openid-specs-ab] Question about which ID Token to send as id_token_hint

Pamela Dingle pdingle at pingidentity.com
Fri Sep 5 23:45:53 UTC 2014

I think another argument would be that you would want to use the most
recent authentication context, as the user may have stepped up since the
original id_token was issued. That more current authentication context may
influence what experience the OP chooses to offer the user

On Fri, Sep 5, 2014 at 2:46 PM, Mike Jones <Michael.Jones at microsoft.com>

>  Hi all.  A question has come from our development team about which ID
> Token to send as the id_token_hint value.  It would obviously be easy to
> hold onto the original ID Token received forever and keep using that in
> prompt=none requests.  The alternative is to use the newest ID Token
> received in an authentication response – such as the one received from the
> most recent prompt=none request.
> What guidance should we give developers in this regard?
> One argument I could see for using the most recent one is that the older
> the ID Token is, the more likely it is that the key used to sign it has
> been rotated out and may not be remembered by the server.  Other thoughts?
>                                                             -- Mike
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