proposal: rename trust_root to realm

Recordon, David drecordon at
Tue Sep 19 23:53:21 UTC 2006

+1 on top of that

 -----Original Message-----
From: 	Brad Fitzpatrick [mailto:brad at]
Sent:	Tuesday, September 19, 2006 04:51 PM Pacific Standard Time
To:	Dick Hardt
Cc:	specs at
Subject:	Re: proposal: rename trust_root to realm


But I'd also like the spec to mention what the JanRain guys said earlier:
that it's just for the IdP to tell the user, so the user can decide to
whitelist a whole realm prefix rather than each ugly return_to URL under
it....  and it adds nothing to the security.

On Mon, 18 Sep 2006, Dick Hardt wrote:

> Problem:
> trust_root (8.2) has specific meaning in PKI terms that is very
> different from what it is being used for in OpenID. Realm is a term
> used in HTTP AUTH that reflects the usage.
> Proposal:
> Deprecate 'trust_root' and use 'realm'
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