Re: [OAUTH-WG] [Ace] Questions about OAuth and DTLS

Ludwig Seitz <> Mon, 08 February 2016 07:50 UTC

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Subject: Re: [OAUTH-WG] [Ace] Questions about OAuth and DTLS
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On 02/07/2016 06:24 PM, Samuel Erdtman wrote:
> Hi,
> But I think there is some compelling properties of having a symmetric
> PoP key and a Raw Public Key (D)TLS. In this case the Public key of the
> RS can be distributed to the client in the client information (the
> attributes accompanying the token) from AS and the PoP key as defined by
> PoP key distribution draft. With this setup the client can authenticate
> the server at connection time and then it can send its PoP token to
> authorization information endpoint/resource at the RS (defined in
> draft-ietf-ace-oauth-authz as an alternative to the HTTP Authorization
> header) to authorize the client.

In this case you need to perform an additional proof-of-possession step. 
Worse, we have to define a new protocol for this.

@OAuth: It is not really clear to me from reading the PoP drafts, what 
the acceptable proof-of-possession methods are. Is this some work that 
the WG is planning to do?


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