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Re: DomCrypto - Revised Strategy?

From: Anders Rundgren <anders.rundgren@telia.com>
Date: Fri, 18 Nov 2011 04:04:03 +0100
Message-ID: <4EC5CB23.6000508@telia.com>
To: Richard Barnes <rbarnes@bbn.com>
CC: "public-identity@w3.org" <public-identity@w3.org>
On 2011-11-18 03:48, Richard Barnes wrote:
> Hi Anders,
> I'm confused. DOMCrypt and OBC solve completely different problems.  
> DOMCrypt is about providing a crypto API to Javascript.
> OBC is about authentication / identity binding at the TLS layer (there's no JS interaction).

I wasn't comparing them on a technical basis but from a standardization
and adaption point-of-view.  DomCrypt is *not* shipped with Firefox
and last I tried it it didn't even work with the most current release.

> Also, FWIW, OBC has been proposed for work in the IETF TLS working group:
> <http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-balfanz-tls-obc-01>

After first being implemented in Chrome, yes.


> --Richard
> On Nov 18, 2011, at 4:21 AM, Anders Rundgren wrote:
>> Google has silently already launched their Origin Bound Certficate TLS
>> extension in Chrome.  IMO, this is the only way forward.
>> If Mozilla is serious about DomCrypt, Mozilla must release "as is";
>> nobody will care otherwise.
>> Google did the same with their wallet which is a REALLY interesting
>> thing.  Unfortunately the architecture seems to be secret.
>> Anders
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