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

Hannes Tschofenig <hannes.tschofenig@gmx.net> Fri, 14 October 2011 18:14 UTC

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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