OpenID/Oauth hybrid [was Re: specs Digest, Vol 27, Issue 3]

Breno de Medeiros breno at google.com
Wed Nov 19 06:04:12 UTC 2008


On Tue, Nov 18, 2008 at 10:00 PM, Dirk Balfanz <balfanz at google.com> wrote:
>
>
> On Tue, Nov 18, 2008 at 6:19 PM, Allen Tom <atom at yahoo-inc.com> wrote:
>>
>> Dirk Balfanz wrote:
>>>
>>> Oh I see. Ok. I'l make a new revision of the spec where I add a required
>>> parameter (the consumer key) to the auth request.
>>>
>> Cool, thanks!
>>
>>
>>> What should the spec recommend the OP should do if the consumer key and
>>> realm don't match? Return a cancel? Return something else?
>>>
>> I'd recommend an error consistent with Section 8.2.4 in the OpenID 2.0
>> spec, with a new error_code value indicating that the either the CK or the
>> realm was invalid. There may actually need to be 2 errors, one to indicate
>> that the CK is invalid, and another to indicate that the CK is not valid for
>> the realm.
>>
>> http://openid.net/specs/openid-authentication-2_0.html#anchor20
>
> But Section 8.2 is about the association response. In the auth response, we
> currently only have cancel or setup_needed. If we invent another error
> condition there, we're no longer a pure "extension".

The solution is to add an optional term in the openid.oauth response
and return the appropriate error code from the OAuth error handling
spec.

>
> Dirk.
>>
>> Allen
>>
>
>



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