[Openid-specs-ab] RP Tests: ID Token signature validation for code flow

Mike Jones Michael.Jones at microsoft.com
Sun Mar 26 20:29:59 UTC 2017

One thought is that this maybe should depend upon how the RP registers.  If it registers with support for signature algorithms, then that support should be tested – even for response_type=code.  If it registers only with support for “alg”: “none”, then it obviously can’t be tested then.

My logic is that if the RP can check signatures, the OP provides a bad signature, and the RP doesn’t catch it, that seems like a scenario what shouldn’t pass certification.  Let’s talk about this in person in Chicago this week.  I’d love to hear what others think about this as well.

                                                       -- Mike

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Subject: [Openid-specs-ab] RP Tests: ID Token signature validation for code flow

Regarding the 'code' response type tests<https://rp.certification.openid.net:8080/list?profile=C>, my understanding is that it's not necessary to validate the ID Token signature as it was obtained via a HTTPS connection to the OP.

This test follows that logic:

However, these 4 tests assume signature validation for the code flow:

Can they be made optional for the 'code' response type tests?

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