[Openid-specs-ab] Credential revocation

George Fletcher gffletch at aol.com
Wed Jan 11 19:39:32 UTC 2012

It could be some other signal. In many cases, the way a good user get's 
their account "back" is by going through a password reset flow. In this 
case, the only party capable of doing the "password reset flow" is the 
IdP. The key is to help the "good" user regain access to the services of 
the RP. In this case, the RP needs some assurance that the IdP has 
re-validated the user and is making a "claim" that this is a "good" user.


On 1/11/12 2:34 PM, John Bradley wrote:
> Breno, will google as a RP have this use case as well as a RP.
> If you detect suspicious activity on an account will you want to ask 
> for a password reset or raise some other signal to the IdP?
> I agree that id_token revocation should be part of the session 
> management spec.
> John
> On 2012-01-11, at 4:30 PM, George Fletcher wrote:
>> I agree with Breno that "session" or "id_token" revocation is more 
>> important.
>> The RP asking the user to perform a password reset at the IdP is 
>> interesting. However, is most of our experience this is really only 
>> needed with the user is marked for suspicious activity by the RP and 
>> the RP wants the user to go through some flow to "prove" that they 
>> own the account. As an RP, we do have this use case.
>> Thanks,
>> George
>> On 1/11/12 2:07 PM, Breno de Medeiros wrote:
>>> A more useful feature would be instant session revocation on password
>>> resets. That could be implemented entirely on the IDP as an
>>> added-feature if the RP supports near-instant detection of session
>>> state changes (which I am hoping to document for the JS API).
>>> On Wed, Jan 11, 2012 at 11:04, John Bradley<ve7jtb at ve7jtb.com>  wrote:
>>>> It was something that a number of RP brought up in the early discussions.
>>>> We are more IdP weighted at the moment.  I think it was Facebook that was most interested in this from the IdP.
>>>> It isn't a priority, but the NIST document reminded me it slipped from the feature list.
>>>> I agree the other things are higher priority.
>>>> Just interested in seeing if there is any real interest in the issue.
>>>> John B.
>>>> On 2012-01-11, at 3:47 PM, Mike Jones wrote:
>>>>> I'd only add it to a list if we're seeing actual demand for it from deployers.
>>>>> As it is, I think we should focus on addressing review comments received, completing session management, and completing JWE.  And when we finish those, adding self-issued IDs.  That's more than enough to keep us productively busy for the time being.
>>>>>                                -- Mike
>>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>>> From:openid-specs-ab-bounces at lists.openid.net  [mailto:openid-specs-ab-bounces at lists.openid.net] On Behalf Of John Bradley
>>>>> Sent: Wednesday, January 11, 2012 10:20 AM
>>>>> To:openid-specs-ab at lists.openid.net
>>>>> Subject: [Openid-specs-ab] Credential revocation
>>>>> FYI a draft from NIST
>>>>> http://csrc.nist.gov/publications/drafts/nistir-7817/Draft-NISTIR-7817.pdf
>>>>> I don't think his conclusion is necessarily practical, however it is interesting to see what they are thinking.
>>>>> We did talk about having a signalling mechanism from RP to IdP to request a password reset or provide other signalling.
>>>>> That got dropped along the way.
>>>>> Should this get added to a list of possible extensions?
>>>>> John B.
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