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Re: Progress on Linked Data Signatures from IETF 98

From: Adrian Hope-Bailie <adrian@hopebailie.com>
Date: Mon, 8 May 2017 13:26:26 +0200
Message-ID: <CA+eFz_+fuJo7cDZv2ztD01DsPdzwiN_8wofd7qJh_ar7qPv_KA@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Stone, Matt" <matt.stone@pearson.com>
Cc: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>, Credentials Community Group <public-credentials@w3.org>
Hey Manu,

Any progress on this?

Adrian

On 5 April 2017 at 01:20, Stone, Matt <matt.stone@pearson.com> wrote:

> Great update Manu, thanks for the update and the creative work.
>
> -stone
>
>
> =====
> Matt Stone
> 501-291-1599 <(501)%20291-1599>
>
>
> On Tue, Mar 28, 2017 at 2:15 PM, Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
> wrote:
>
>> Hi all,
>>
>> I'm at IETF 98 this week along with some of the other participants in
>> this group. Some of the focus has been on searching for a clear path
>> forward for the Linked Data Signatures work that we're using for much of
>> the Verifiable Claims work.
>>
>> We've had multiple meetings with people associated in the Security Area
>> as well as people involved in digital signatures and crypto at IETF.
>> We've met with the core editors of the JOSE stack (John Bradley - PING
>> Identity and Mike Jones - Microsoft) and COSE work (Jim Schaad - creator
>> of S/MIME and Matt Miller - Mozilla) and have found a way forward that
>> will accelerate our ability to standardize the signature portions of
>> this work.
>>
>> We have not used the JOSE suite to date because of a number of
>> requirements around base64 encoding data, but there is an extension to
>> JOSE that would enable us to reuse a subset of the JWT by creating a
>> profile for JWT. John Bradley, Mike Jones, and I hammered out an
>> approach that we think might work that will give us all of the benefits
>> of the current Linked Signatures specification while re-using part of
>> the cryptography stack that already has buy-in from IETF. This is good
>> news as it will accelerate our ability to move some of the other
>> specifications related to this work along in parallel. This approach
>> accomplishes this because we won't be inventing anything new, but rather
>> reusing technologies that already exist at IETF.
>>
>> I'll provide more details to the group after I'm done traveling
>> (mid-April).
>>
>> -- manu
>>
>> --
>> Manu Sporny (skype: msporny, twitter: manusporny, G+: +Manu Sporny)
>> Founder/CEO - Digital Bazaar, Inc.
>> blog: Rebalancing How the Web is Built
>> http://manu.sporny.org/2016/rebalancing/
>>
>>
>
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