[Openid-specs-ab] Updated conformance profiles spreadsheet

Mike Jones Michael.Jones at microsoft.com
Tue Feb 17 22:47:24 UTC 2015

Torsten, I agree that it would be useful to have conformance tests for the specified refresh token behaviors.  Then implementations that do use refresh tokens can test their refresh token behaviors to ensure conformance – which would be especially valuable if they return ID Tokens from refresh requests.

I think this would be a new conformance profile that you could separately test from the others – for instance testing it in addition to testing for the Basic profile and the Config profile.  This sounds like a fine thing to add in a future stage of the certification program.  If you want to start defining what the features to be tested and tests testing those features should be, that would be a useful first step.  But there’s no chance that we’ll be able to add this in the V1 rollout between now and April.  RP tests are already at risk, for instance, and we need to put our efforts there first.

                                                                -- Mike

From: Torsten Lodderstedt [mailto:torsten at lodderstedt.net]
Sent: Sunday, February 15, 2015 8:00 AM
To: Mike Jones
Cc: openid-specs-ab at lists.openid.net
Subject: Re: [Openid-specs-ab] Updated conformance profiles spreadsheet

Hi Mike,
Am 09.02.2015 um 20:57 schrieb Mike Jones:
Roland and I have talked about refresh token tests, but there’s a few problems with them.  First, there’s no way that must be supported by OPs to request refresh tokens.  Support for offline_access is optional and there’s no syntax for requesting online access to a refresh token.  So if refresh token tests were added for the functionality in http://openid.net/specs/openid-connect-core-1_0.html#RefreshTokens, at most, they could verify that conditions are met *if* a refresh token was present.

Likewise, there’s no requirement that an ID Token be issued from a refresh request.  Therefore the requirements in section 12.1 http://openid.net/specs/openid-connect-core-1_0.html#RefreshTokenResponse can only be verified *if* an ID Token was issued.

You are right. But your arguments hold true for several other features as well, which are at least cited in the current profiles document (e.g. claims parameter or request object).

None of these behaviors are specified in the Basic implementer’s guide in http://openid.net/specs/openid-connect-basic-1_0.html, and so are beyond what we want to ask implementations conforming to the Basic conformance profile to do.

I agree that in the fullness of time we should add these tests for implementations that do support refresh tokens and ID Tokens issued from refresh requests.  But given that we don’t even have the RP tests up yet, I think that for the first phase of the certification work, we’re better off focusing on testing essential functionality first.

Good point. The question is what "essential functionality" is :-) In my personal opinion, refresh tokens in Connect make a big difference from SAML/OpenID 2.0 in supporting a great user experience for apps. They allow an app to re-login to a IDP without the need to spawn a browser with every start of the app (stay logged in). So we (DT) use it all over the place. Excluding them from interop tests means to risk interop issues.

That's why I think refresh tokens are essential. I would like to hear other WG member's opinion on this topic.

kind regards,

                                                            -- Mike

From: Torsten Lodderstedt [mailto:torsten at lodderstedt.net]
Sent: Sunday, February 08, 2015 9:43 AM
To: Mike Jones
Cc: openid-specs-ab at lists.openid.net<mailto:openid-specs-ab at lists.openid.net>
Subject: Re: [Openid-specs-ab] Updated conformance profiles spreadsheet

Hi Mike,

I'm missing test cases verifying the standard compliance of an OP's refresh token handling as specified in section 12 of the core spec. I would suggest to add such tests, esp. with respect to the correct handling of the openid scope values and the id token contents (iss, sub, iat, auth_time, ...).

best regards,

Am 06.02.2015 um 02:21 schrieb Mike Jones <Michael.Jones at microsoft.com<mailto:Michael.Jones at microsoft.com>>:
The attached conformance profiles spreadsheet matches the currently deployed testing software.

                                                            -- Mike

<OpenID Connect Conformance Features (version 5.2).xlsx>
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