Re: [CFRG] OCB does not have an OID specified, that is a general problem

Carsten Bormann <cabo@tzi.org> Mon, 07 June 2021 14:15 UTC

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Subject: Re: [CFRG] OCB does not have an OID specified, that is a general problem
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On 2021-06-07, at 16:02, Neil Madden <neil.e.madden@gmail.com> wrote:
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> Unless there is a compelling reason to do so, I’d prefer that registering algorithm identifiers for JOSE be a manual (and rare) step. JOSE provides no way for consumers to advertise which Encryption Methods they support (“enc” - which is what OCB would be), so adding new options here can only harm interoperability.

... and for COSE, I don’t think there is such a constraint, so algorithm registration should be handled together with any OID checking.

Grüße, Carsten