[Openid-specs-fapi] Proposal to remove x-fapi-financial-id
dave.tonge at momentumft.co.uk
Fri May 25 14:32:18 UTC 2018
I'm reposting this from the issue tracker as it would be good to get any
opinions on this as soon as possible:
I propose that we remove `x-fapi-financial-id` for the following reasons:
- It is only required when multiple financial institutions are using the
same endpoint. This should not be a recommended practice and even if it is
implemented, there are better ways of handling this
- most of the time it is just duplication that doesn't add any security
benefits and often causes implementation problems. For example in the UK
OpenBanking case financial id is different from the "issuer" value in most
places - this just increases config requirements and chances for things to
- It is one of the only places that ties the spec to a financial use
case, whereas we want the spec to be used more widely.
Any comments would be very welcome.
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