[Openid-specs-ab] Authorization Request or Authentication Request?

Breno de Medeiros breno at google.com
Mon Nov 4 03:26:45 UTC 2013


Could we explicitly add the definitions of the terms "Authentication
Request" and "Authorization Request" to the Terminology section, using
language proposed by Nat?


On Sun, Nov 3, 2013 at 9:47 AM, Richer, Justin P. <jricher at mitre.org> wrote:

>  +1
>
>  On Nov 3, 2013, at 9:48 AM, Torsten Lodderstedt <torsten at lodderstedt.net>
>  wrote:
>
>  +1
>
>
>
> Brian Campbell <bcampbell at pingidentity.com> schrieb:
>>
>>  Having Connect define and use the term “Authentication Request”
>> provides a nice semantic distinction of what's going on beyond a plain old
>> OAuth "Authorization Request" and, I think, makes it easier to talk about
>> and explain.
>>
>>  So yes, Authentication Request is section headers and in content where
>> appropriate is what I'd prefer.
>>
>>
>> On Wed, Oct 30, 2013 at 8:26 PM, n-sakimura <n-sakimura at nri.co.jp> wrote:
>>
>>>  My suggestion was affected by one of the earlier reviewer. I thought
>>> that was quite reasonable.
>>> To me, the definition of the each terms are as follows now:
>>>
>>> Authorization Request
>>> OAuth 2.0 Authroization Request
>>>
>>> Authentication Request
>>> Authorization Request used to obtain the Authentication Result through
>>> the use of OpenID Connect extension parameters and profiled scopes
>>>
>>> As a section header, I believe Authentication Request is more
>>> appropriate.
>>>
>>> Nat
>>>
>>>
>>> (2013/10/31 12:01), Mike Jones wrote:
>>>
>>>   We define an Authentication Request as an OAuth 2.0 Authorization
>>> Request that requests that the End-User be authenticated by the
>>> Authorization Server.  And we use the term Authentication Request in a few
>>> places.  However, we use the term “Authorization Request” in the section
>>> headings, because it’s the OAuth message used.
>>>
>>>
>>> More than one reviewer has suggested that we change these section
>>> headings from “Authorization Request” to “Authentication Request”.  I agree
>>> that that’s a better semantic description.  We’d just have to be careful to
>>> continue to say “Authentication Request” when referring to the OAuth
>>> message.
>>>
>>>
>>> What do people prefer?
>>>
>>>
>>>                                                             -- Mike
>>>
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