Re: [OAUTH-WG] draft-ietf-oauth-v2-bearer-09: Open Issues & Proposed Resolutions

John Bradley <ve7jtb@ve7jtb.com> Fri, 14 October 2011 20:45 UTC

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I agree that is the cleanest.

John B.
On 2011-10-14, at 3:18 PM, Mike Jones wrote:

> I think that William Mills already gave the best answer to the extensibility question when he wrote:
> "I think removing the auth-param usage is workable.  Then if we need extensibility defining a new scheme can do that.  It's a bit more work that way if needed, but it's clean."
> 
> 				Best wishes,
> 				-- Mike
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: oauth-bounces@ietf.org [mailto:oauth-bounces@ietf.org] On Behalf Of Hannes Tschofenig
> Sent: Friday, October 14, 2011 11:14 AM
> To: Bob Van Zant
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> Subject: Re: [OAUTH-WG] draft-ietf-oauth-v2-bearer-09: Open Issues & Proposed Resolutions
> 
> Hi Bob, 
> 
> the question is only how to provide extensibility then. You are then essentially forced to know, because of pre-arrangements, what the content of the blob is going to be. 
> 
> Is that also fine for you? 
> 
> On Oct 14, 2011, at 7:04 PM, Bob Van Zant wrote:
> 
>> I'm in favor of removing the auth param option. It seems that half the 
>> point of the Bearer token is to have a very simple way of passing 
>> around opaque tokens.
>> 
>> If there are reasons for building a more feature-ful token with cool 
>> parameters then let's bring about a new token type. For now I like the 
>> brain dead simple Bearer:
>> 
>>   credentials = "Bearer" 1*SP b64token
>> 
>> -Bob
> 
> Ciao
> Hannes
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