Request for comments: Sorting fields in signature generation

Josh Hoyt josh at
Tue Sep 26 23:48:18 UTC 2006

On 9/26/06, Marius Scurtescu <marius at> wrote:
> > Pass-through parameters are *not part of any OpenID specification.*
> They are not, but in order to be able to pass them through you have
> to be able to deal with them. Also, you may have to sign them as well.

No one has written a proposal for pass-through arguments and it's not
in any specification, so it's hard to answer your objection. If
someone were to propose adding pass-through parameters to the
specification, I would argue that:

a) Including the pass-through arguments in the OpenID signature is not
necessary (or constructive!)
b) It is quite reasonable to restrict them to only one value per parameter name.


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