Re: [jose] x5c, x5u, x5t don't apply to all key types

Brian Campbell <bcampbell@pingidentity.com> Wed, 17 July 2013 21:30 UTC

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Subject: Re: [jose] x5c, x5u, x5t don't apply to all key types
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Works for me. As long as folks think "public key types" will be enough
understood. Seems like it would be.


On Wed, Jul 17, 2013 at 2:54 PM, Mike Jones <Michael.Jones@microsoft.com>wrote:

>  Thanks for noticing this.  How about “members that are common to all
> public key types”?****
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> You’re right about the section numbering.  I’ll fix that.****
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>                                                             Thanks again,*
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>                                                             -- Mike****
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> *From:* jose-bounces@ietf.org [mailto:jose-bounces@ietf.org] *On Behalf
> Of *Brian Campbell
> *Sent:* Wednesday, July 17, 2013 12:34 PM
> *To:* jose@ietf.org
> *Subject:* [jose] x5c, x5u, x5t don't apply to all key types****
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> Section 3 of JWK [1] defines "members that are common to all key types"
> and includes among those members x5c, x5u and x5t. However, the x5X
> parameters are relevant only for half the key types defined in JWA - they
> don't really make sense for "oct" [2] or "PBKDF2" [3]. ****
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> Not sure the best way to address this but it seems kind of awkward as it
> is. Maybe move them into the EC and RSA type definitions (or something
> common to both) or somehow add some qualifying text saying that they can
> only be used with key types utilizing public keys?****
>
> As I was looking up the URLs below I noticed that the section alignment in
> section 5 of JWA is a little off. I think 5.3.3 and 5.3.4 should probably
> be 5.4 and 5.5 respectively. Right now they line up as though they were
> part of the RSA key type.****
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> [1] http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-ietf-jose-json-web-key-13#section-3
> [2]
> http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-ietf-jose-json-web-algorithms-13#section-5.3.3
> [3]
> http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-ietf-jose-json-web-algorithms-13#section-5.3.4
> ****
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