[Openid-specs-fapi] Email to openbanking re x-fapi headers

Joseph Heenan joseph at authlete.com
Wed Sep 13 15:49:10 UTC 2017


Hi Dave,

Sounds good - it's probably worth emphasising that the best way to provide any feedback and make sure it's taken into account of would be to comment on the issue?

Thanks

Joseph

> On 13 Sep 2017, at 16:03, Dave Tonge via Openid-specs-fapi <openid-specs-fapi at lists.openid.net> wrote:
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> Hi all,
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> As discussed on today's FAPI call, I plan to send the below email to the UK OpenBanking team.
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> Please get back to me if you would like me to change or add anything.
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> Thanks
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> Dave
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> Dear UK OpenBanking Team
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> Intention to remove `x-` prefix from headers
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> We have had various discussions <https://bitbucket.org/openid/fapi/issues/102/query-re-x-fapi-headers> in the Financial API Working Group at the OpenID Foundation about the current usage of the `x-` prefix for headers in the FAPI profile.
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> The usage of this prefix is deprecated according to RFC6648 <https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc6648> and given the intention for the FAPI spec to be a long-lasting international standard we are planning to change all `x-fap-*` headers to simply be `fapi-*`. For example `x-fapi-interaction-id` would become `fapi-interaction-id`. 
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> We understand that the UK OpenBanking specs have many references to these headers as they are being used to provide information for fraud decisions and to detect whether a customer is present. Therefore we wanted to inform you of our intention as we understand that it will require a normative change to your specs.
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> We strongly suggest that such a change is made now while implementations are still in development rather than being added to a "version 2". 
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> We will discuss this issue again in our meeting on the 27th September and would appreciate any feedback prior to that date.
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> Thanks
> 
> Dave Tonge
> UK Implementation Entity Liason Officer
> Financial API Working Group, OpenID Foundation
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