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Re: Introducing a Session header...

From: Poul-Henning Kamp <phk@phk.freebsd.dk>
Date: Fri, 20 Jul 2012 12:51:04 +0000
To: Ross Nicoll <jrn@jrn.me.uk>
cc: ietf-http-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <22757.1342788664@critter.freebsd.dk>
In message <500952FE.1020402@jrn.me.uk>, Ross Nicoll writes:
>On 20/07/2012 13:35, Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:

>> Ohh, that's the disconnect:  It should _never_ share the session-id
>> with any other site, that's sort of the entire point.

>We rather do want sites to share session IDs, actually, so we can do 
>easy single-sign-on.

I'm all for single-sign-on, but they need to use a different nonce
than the session-id I'm talking about.

The session-id I'm talking about, are mainly for letting HTTP routers
chose the same server for the entire sessions, without having to
dig through cookies.

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