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Re: New "Goals" (use-cases) - Is your use-case there, accurately described?

From: David Dahl <ddahl@mozilla.com>
Date: Fri, 9 Dec 2011 06:33:42 -0800 (PST)
To: Harry Halpin <hhalpin@w3.org>
Cc: public-identity@w3.org
Message-ID: <150783050.39776.1323441222651.JavaMail.root@zimbra1.shared.sjc1.mozilla.com>
OK - I see it now, I was looking for a heading and really need additional caffeine:) Sorry about that.

David


----- Original Message -----
From: "Harry Halpin" <hhalpin@w3.org>
To: public-identity@w3.org
Sent: Friday, December 9, 2011 7:56:11 AM
Subject: Re: New "Goals" (use-cases) - Is your use-case there, accurately   described?

On 12/09/2011 02:52 PM, David Dahl wrote:
> Perhaps I need more coffee - but, I don't see any use cases listed at  http://www.w3.org/2011/11/webcryptography-charter.html#goals or http://www.w3.org/2011/11/webcryptography-charter.html#id-other-deliverables
Hmmm - W3C CVS is a bit slow sometimes, but see this text in charter:

     The ability to select credentials and sign statements can be 
necessary to perform high-value finanicial transactions as well as 
secure identity-related claims personal data.

     The provisioning and use of keys within Web applications can be 
used for scenarios like increasing the security of user authentication 
and to determine whether a particular device is authenticated for 
particular services.

     The signing and verifying Javascript code libraries can be used to 
determine their trustworthiness.

     Encrypting local storage (via sharing the key identifier with the 
server to decrypt when needed) can make valuable information therein 
more secure.

     The encryption of user communication such as near real-time 
messaging via Web applications.

> David
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Harry Halpin"<hhalpin@w3.org>
> To: public-identity@w3.org
> Sent: Friday, December 9, 2011 6:54:55 AM
> Subject: New "Goals" (use-cases) - Is your use-case there, accurately described?
>
> I have to admit I'm disappointed that we haven't had more good use-cases
> come up on the mailing list, and while lots of people have discussed
> particular features, very few people have discussed use-cases. Note that
> without use-cases, we will start withdrawing features. Here's the
> current list [1].
>
> I've done my best with the fairly small bits of text I've gotten to
> craft some use-cases. Please inspect and make sure the wording is right,
> and suggest to add/remove use-cases and connect the use-cases to actual
> features.
>
> Also note that we will send this charter to AC review now *after*
> Christmas break. We could have done it earlier had people been a bit
> more focused on the mailing list :)
>
>      cheers,
>            harry
>
> [1] http://www.w3.org/2011/11/webcryptography-charter.html#goals
>
>
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