[Openid-specs-fapi] Fwd: Letter from Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis: Comments about Redirection

Tom Jones thomasclinganjones at gmail.com
Sat Feb 23 02:53:04 UTC 2019

It sounds to me like he doesn't understand redirect. My guess as to what he
would have said if he understood authn is that he doesn't want the bank to
be the op. As I understand it, at least a few of the major banks agree with
that statement.

thx ..Tom (mobile)

On Fri, Feb 22, 2019, 1:25 AM Dave Tonge via Openid-specs-fapi <
openid-specs-fapi at lists.openid.net> wrote:

> Dear FAPI WG
> I just received this and think it may be of interest to you:
> Please find attached a letter and attachment from Commission Vice
> President Dombrovskis.
> He has made some discouraging comments about redirection to webpages and
> apps:
> “*I would like to encourage industry players to shift their attention
> away from authentication methods that are redirecting TPP customers to the
> banks' webpages (or apps). This cannot be the basis for innovative and
> competitive European payment services. *Instead, the focus should in my
> view be on the development of convenient and secure new authentication
> methods. Such new forms of authentication, which are now more and more
> widely used, can be linked to e-IDs, issued by public authorities or
> private entities as in the Nordic countries, that may be used by customers
> with numerous market participants…”
> …“I also invite industry players to work together to find practical
> solutions to other problems that payment initiation service and/or account
> information service providers are facing. One of them is the regular
> renewal, every 90 days, of consent for the TPPs’ access to accounts. This
> consent renewal requires *strong customer authentication, which would be
> a major inconvenience if done for each bank using conventional
> authentication methods and possibly redirection to the banks’
> authentication pages.*”
> Dave
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