[OAUTH-WG] Missed comments on the assertion framework

Brian Campbell <bcampbell@pingidentity.com> Sat, 19 January 2013 01:14 UTC

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Subject: [OAUTH-WG] Missed comments on the assertion framework
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There were some comments on the document made by Shawn Emery as part of a
security directorate's review
http://www.ietf.org/mail-archive/web/secdir/current/msg03679.html that seem
to have gotten lost in the shuffle.

His editorial comments are spot on and I believe the changes he suggests
should all be made. I'm not sure if a new draft or a RFC editor's note is
more appropriate at this stage?

The question about providing more guidance on the Assertion ID is a little
less straightforward. The JWT and SAML instances of the framework both
inherit some guidance from their respective token format definitions -
§1.3.4 ID and ID Reference Values of saml-core-2.0-os. Perhaps that is
sufficient. If we were to add something to draft-ietf-oauth-assertions, I'd
probably look to borrow some text from one or both of those locations.