Re: [OAUTH-WG] OAuth GREASE

Benjamin Kaduk <kaduk@mit.edu> Sat, 25 April 2020 02:05 UTC

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Subject: Re: [OAUTH-WG] OAuth GREASE
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On Thu, Apr 23, 2020 at 04:52:49PM +0000, Mike Jones wrote:
> 
> I’d personally point out these non-compliant behaviors to the vendors and ask them to fix them.  Their non-compliance makes it harder for clients to interoperate with them, hurting both.  Name names, if that’s what it takes.

My understanding is that David Benjamin (author of TLS GREASE) put a lot of
time into tracking down and persuading vendors of broken implementations to
fix their stuff before GREASE itself could even be widely deployed without
a fallback.  GREASE is the result of wanting to never have to do that again
:)

So yes, someone should start tracking these people down, and I see a pretty
decent case for writing down something about OAuth GREASE as well.

-Ben