specs Digest, Vol 27, Issue 3

Yariv Adan yariv at google.com
Thu Nov 13 11:48:05 UTC 2008


Following the IIW session on this topic, we updated the spec in
http://step2.googlecode.com/svn/spec/openid_oauth_extension/drafts/0/openid_oauth_extension.htmlto
address the issues that were raised. Especially, optimizing on how
OAuth
request token is handled, allowed to remove one full roundtrip!
Would appreciate any feedback on the updated suggestion.

Thanks

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>   1. Proposal to create the OpenID OAuth Hybrid Working Group
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> From: Yariv Adan <yariv at google.com>
> Subject: Proposal to create the OpenID OAuth Hybrid Working Group
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>  In accordance with the OpenID Foundation IPR policies and procedures<
> http://openid.net/foundation/intellectual-property/ > this note proposes
> the
> formation of a new working group chartered to produce an OpenID
> specification.
> As per Section 4.1 of the Policies, the specifics of the proposed working
> group are:
>
> Background Information:
> OpenID has always been focused on how to enable user-authentication within
> the browser.  Over the last year, OAuth has been developed to allow
> authorization either from within a browser, desktop software, or mobile
> devices.  Obviously there has been interest in using OpenID and OAuth
> together allowing a user to share their identity as well as grant a Relying
> Party access to an OAuth protected resource in a single step.  A small
> group
> of people have been working on developing an extension to OpenID which
> makes
> this possible in a collaborative fashion within
> http://code.google.com/p/step2/.  This small project includes a draft spec
> and Open Source implementations which the proposers would like to finalize
> within the OpenID Foundation.
>
>
> Working Group Name:
> OpenID OAuth Hybrid Working Group
>
>
> Purpose:
> Produce a standard OpenID extension to the OpenID Authentication protocol
> that provides a mechanism to embed an OAuth approval request into an OpenID
> authentication request to permit combined user approval. The extension
> addresses the use case where the OpenID Provider and OAuth Service Provider
> are the same service. To provide good user experience, it is important to
> present a combined authentication and authorization screen for the two
> protocols.
>
>
> Scope:
> Standardize the draft Hybrid Protocol (
>
> http://step2.googlecode.com/svn/spec/openid_oauth_extension/drafts/0/openid_oauth_extension.html
> )
> as an official OpenID Extension describing how to combine an OpenID
> authentication request with the approval of an OAuth request token.
>
>
> Anticipated Contributions:
> Draft specification referenced above and various text contributions as more
> developers implement it.
>
>
> Proposed List of Specifications:
> OpenID OAuth Extension 1.0. Spec completion by Q4 2008.
>
>
> Anticipated audience or users of the work:
>  - OpenID Providers and Relying Parties
>  - OAuth Consumers and Service Providers
>  - Implementers of OpenID Providers and Relying Parties
>
>
> Language in which the WG will conduct business:
> English.
>
>
> Method of work:
> E-mail discussions on the working group mailing list and working group
> conference calls.
>
>
> Basis for determining when the work of the WG is completed:
> The work will be completed once it is apparent that maximal consensus on
> the
> protocol proposal has been achieved within the working group, consistent
> with the purpose and scope.
>
>
> Proposers:
>  - Ben Laurie, benl at google.com, Google
>  - Breno de Medeiros, breno at google.com, Google
>  - David Recordon, drecordon at sixapart.com, Six Apart
>  - Dirk Balfanz, balfanz at google.com, Google
>  - Joseph Smarr, jsmarr at plaxo.com, Plaxo
>  - Yariv Adan, yariv at google.com, Google  - Allen Tom, atom at yahoo-inc.com ,
> Yahoo
>  - Josh Hoyt, josh at janrain.com , JanRain
>
>
> Initial Editors:
>  - Dirk Balfanz, balfanz at google.com, Google  - Breno de Medeiros,
> breno at google.com, Google
>
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