Re: [Txauth] WG Name Voting!!!

Dick Hardt <> Fri, 15 May 2020 18:21 UTC

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Subject: Re: [Txauth] WG Name Voting!!!
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Hello Everyone

Here are the names that received 10 or more dots in the dot voting:

TxAuth Transmission of Authority
People voted (55)
207 votes

TXAuth Truly eXtensible Authorization
People voted (15)
25 votes

XAuthZ eXtensible authoriZation protocol
People voted (8)
21 votes

GNAP Grant Negotiation and Authorization Protocol
People voted (15)
20 votes

PAuthZ Protocol for Authorization
People voted (8)
19 votes

TXAuth Testable eXtensible Authorization
People voted (7)
12 votes

For those of you that legitimately voted for Transmission of Authority,
you may be disappointed we will not be using that name.

As I watched the voting, I saw a massive spike in people voting, and in
votes for that selection, and asked the developer of the service to share
the voting logs. On reviewing the logs, it was clear to him and myself that
someone had decided they really wanted "Transmission of Authority" and had
placed a large number of 5 dot votes for that selection in a short period
of time. There were also a few 5 dot votes for the other names that were
expansions for txauth.

This is disappointing, to say the least. I've sat on this for a couple days
pondering how to respond. Our charter is up for discussion at the telechat
next week, so we are somewhat pressed for time for the name of the working
group. Similar to the OAuth WG, we can have a name that is not an expansion
of an abbreviation. Looking over the top names, the word "authorization" is
in 4/5.

My proposal is that we use the existing charter title sans "transactional"
which a majority of the group found misleading. Specifically:

*"Authorization and Delegation"*

*I'll propose "Authorization and Delegation" in a new email and see if we
have consensus on that being the WG name.*

As to the name of the resulting protocol, I don't think we need to select
that at this time. As our work solidifies, we can select one that resonates
with the group as being descriptive of the end result.

A big thanks to everyone that participated in the name brain storming, and
to Nigel for creating the page.


On Tue, May 12, 2020 at 1:49 PM Dick Hardt <> wrote:

> In the poll, somehow I entered ZAuthZ instead of XAuthZ -- A dot for
> ZAuthZ is really a dot for XAuthZ
> Apologies. Editing the poll creates a new link which seems even more
> confusing.
> On Tue, May 12, 2020 at 1:44 PM Dick Hardt <> wrote:
>> Well, so much for all the effort I did in sorting. The voting service
>> randomizes the entries on each load ...
>> Here is what is in the spreadsheet for your convenience ...
>> abbrev pronunciation syllables WG Name
>> PAuthZ paws 1 Protocol for Authorization
>> AZARP a-zarp 2 AuthoriZed Access to Resources Protocol
>> CTAP cee-tap 2 Comprehensive Token Access Protocol
>> GNAP guh-nap 2 Grant Negotiation and Authorization Protocol
>> GranPro gran-pro 2 GRAnt Negotiation Protocol
>> NIRAD nir-ad 2 Negotiation of Intent Registration and Authority
>> Delegation
>> TIDEAuth tide-auth 2 Transference via Intent Driven Extension Auth
>> TIDEAuth tide-auth 2 Trust via Intent Driven Extension Auth
>> TIDYAuth tidy-auth 2 Transference via Intent Driven Yield Auth
>> TIDYAuth tidy-auth 2 Trust via Intent Driven Yield Auth
>> TIEAuth tie-auth 2 Transference via Intent Extension Auth
>> TIEAuth tie-auth 2 Trust via Intent Extension Auth
>> AAuthZ a-auth-zee 3 Alternative Authorization Protocol (AAuthZ)
>> AZARAP az-a-rap 3 AuthoriZation And Resource Access Protocol
>> CompAuthZ comp-auth-zee 3 Componentized Authorization Protocol
>> DAZARAP daz-a-rap 3 Delegated AuthoriZation And Resource Access Protocol
>> DisAuthZ dis-auth-zee 3 Dismembered Authorization Protocol
>> ReAuthZ re-auth-z 3 Reimagined Authorization Protocol
>> RefAuthZ ref-auth-z 3 Refactored Authorization Protocol
>> TIARP t-i-arp 3 Tokenized Identity and Access Resource Protocol
>> TINOA tin-o-a 3 This Is Not OAuth
>> TXAuth t-x-auth 3 Testable eXtensible Authorization
>> TxAuth t-x-auth 3 Transmission of Authority
>> TXAuth t-x-auth 3 Truly eXtensible Authorization
>> ZAuthZ x-auth-z 3 eXtensible authoriZation protocol
>> BeBAuthZ be-be-auth-zee 4 Back-end Based Authorization Protocol
>> CIOAuth cee-eye-o-auth 4 Client Intent Origin Auth
>> BYOAuthZ be-y-o-auth-zee 5 Build-Your-Own Authorization Protocol
>> CPAAP cee-pee-a-a-pee 5 Comprehensive Privileged Authentication
>> Authorization Protocol
>> DIYAuthZ dee-i-y-auth-zee 5 Do-It-Yourself Authorization Protocol
>> IDPAuthZ i-dee-pee-auth-z 5 Intent Driven Protocol for Authorization
>> TIAAP t-i-a-a-p 5 Tokenized Identity and Access Protocol
>> On Tue, May 12, 2020 at 1:37 PM Dick Hardt <> wrote:
>>> Hello Everyone
>>> We are now ready to do some dot voting
>>> <>
>>> We have 32 suggestions in the list Nigel managed
>>> <> that did not
>>> conflict with something else and were googlable.
>>> (if your name did not make the list, neither did my XAuth suggestion!)
>>> If you feel strongly a name not in the list to be voted on should be
>>> there, email me privately.
>>> I sorted the list based on shortishness (see below)
>>> Reminder, the expansion is the name of the working group, that will be
>>> at top of this page
>>> *Please goto this page to dot vote:*
>>> *Please don't vote more than once!*
>>> If there is overwhelming support for one name, then we are done. If not,
>>> then I'll cull the list and we will vote again.
>>> /Dick
>>> *Sorting Order*
>>> I made my best guess on how I would pronounce the acronym/backronym, and
>>> counted the syllables, as shortish was one of the selection criteria.
>>> The names are sorted by # syllables, alphabetical order of abbreviation,
>>> then alphabetical order of WG name. The spreadsheet I used is here: