Re: [jose] RFC 8037 "alg" quirkiness

Ilari Liusvaara <ilariliusvaara@welho.com> Wed, 16 September 2020 13:18 UTC

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Subject: Re: [jose] RFC 8037 "alg" quirkiness
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On Wed, Sep 16, 2020 at 02:02:55PM +0100, Neil Madden wrote:
> 
> JWK already allows associating an algorithm with a key, so I have
> considered a small draft to deprecate the “alg” header in JOSE
> entirely. With this WG being disbanded however, there’s not a natural
> place to do that.

Maybe ask secdispatch where it should go (I would not be surprised if
the answer turns out to be cose... COSE header 1 (a.k.a. alg) works
pretty much like JOSE alg header).


-Ilari