Re: [EAT] [Rats] Attestation BoF charter updates? - Program of Work section

Carl Wallace <> Thu, 25 October 2018 14:43 UTC

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Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2018 10:43:27 -0400
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The point is not an alternative certificate format, but to define the
binding between of an attestation with a certificate request.

On 10/25/18, 10:35 AM, "Marcus Streets" <> wrote:

>That is an argument for never fixing anything.
>We can define a CBOR format for certificates and recommend people use it.
>If that creates a need, service providers will offer to sell certificates
>in the correct format.
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><>>;; Michael Richardson
><>>;; Henk Birkholz
>Subject: Re: [EAT] [Rats] Attestation BoF charter updates? - Program of
>Work section
>On 10/25/18, 9:15 AM, "RATS on behalf of Laurence Lundblade"
>< on behalf of> wrote:
>>So I am making some argument against ASN.1 and anything beyond JSON and
>>CBOR.  The more formats there are the more work the relying parties
>>will have to do and of course some won’t implement all the formats and
>>then we’ll have less interop.
>[CW] At least where the claims are related to cryptographic keys, ASN.1
>is likely unavoidable as it's part of the environment. Avoiding it is not
>likely to help interop.
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