[Openid-specs-ab] well-known location for sector_identifier_uri

John Bradley ve7jtb at ve7jtb.com
Tue Mar 15 22:52:12 UTC 2016

Thanks.   I agree that would be better.  We can have a look at getting that in a eratta.  I think we could just update dynamic registration.

John B.
> On Mar 13, 2016, at 12:42 AM, Manger, James <James.H.Manger at team.telstra.com> wrote:
> The sector_identifier_uri [core §8.1 <http://openid.net/specs/openid-connect-core-1_0.html#PairwiseAlg>, dynamic reg §5 <http://openid.net/specs/openid-connect-registration-1_0.html#SectorIdentifierValidation>] lists the redirect_uris of apps that can receive the same subscriber ids (subs) from OIDC providers that issuer pairwise subs. The list is effectively a domain authorizing the apps that are allowed to be associated with it.
> Because it conveys a domain’s authority, the sector_identifier_uri should have a fixed /.well-known/ path on the domain.
> Otherwise, a domain may unwittingly authorize an app. Any content on a domain that happens to be a URI in square brackets can be misused by using it as a sector_identifier_uri to receive the domain’s subs. Any redirect from a domain (not just an open redirector) can be misused by the destination of the redirect to receive the domain’s subs.
> To address this risk, how about we require sector_identifier_uri to be:
>   https://<domain>/.well-known/openid/apps.json
> I’m not sure if this extra restriction can be done as a errata (to core & dynamic reg), or something more substantial is necessary.
> --
> James Manger
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