[Openid-specs-fapi] Alive and kicking: draft-cavage-http-signatures

Dave Tonge dave.tonge at momentumft.co.uk
Wed Mar 13 16:15:31 UTC 2019

Having integrated against it - the draft is terrible.

I highly doubt that it is being implemented in an interoperable way.

We need a better solution and I'm very much in favour of JSON based
signatures - cleartext json would be great, but detached JWTs are still a
lot better than http-signatures.

On Wed, 13 Mar 2019 at 16:41, Anders Rundgren via Openid-specs-fapi <
openid-specs-fapi at lists.openid.net> wrote:

> After posting
> https://cyberphone.github.io/ietf-signed-http-requests/hotrfc-shreq.pdf
> in the https://open-banking-global.slack.com forum it became clear that
> quite a bunch of API builders in the financial sector (including Starling)
> indeed have settled on
> https://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-cavage-http-signatures-10.
> Under those circumstances it seems a bit premature suggesting that other
> entities should not use it.  That a draft has expired doesn't make it
> worthless.
> What's surprising is that I found no traces of any discussions within the
> IETF regarding this draft (which IMO doesn't look that bad).
> Note: I'm not advocating for adoption of http-signatures, but for a more
> open discussion about the alternatives.
> Thanx,
> Anders
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