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Re: Verifiable Text-based Claims

From: David Chadwick <D.W.Chadwick@kent.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 14 Sep 2017 23:32:21 +0100
To: public-credentials@w3.org
Message-ID: <8a9ed112-79ee-e228-4d6c-cbd7bfc226f2@kent.ac.uk>
Hi Adam

On 14/09/2017 02:50, Adam Sobieski wrote:
> David,
> 
> Thank you. At
> https://w3c-ccg.github.io/verifiable-news/sketchpad.html#http-based-revocation ,
> I describe a system where Not found (404, 410) means revoked and Ok
> (200) means not revoked. I see what you’re saying about Not found
> meaning not revoked and Ok with a credential ID meaning revoked as well
> as the feature of retrieving lists of revoked credentials. I think that
> we should have both HTTP-based approaches. I updated the document with
> these ideas.
> 

In order to make the revocation more secure we placed a digitally signed
CRL at the revoke URL. In this way a hacker is not able to hack the web
site and get it to return OK with a message, because he does not have
access to the issuer's private key

regards

David
> 
> Best regards,
> Adam
> 
> *From:* David Chadwick <mailto:D.W.Chadwick@kent.ac.uk>
> *Sent:* ‎Wednesday‎, ‎September‎ ‎13‎, ‎2017 ‎3‎:‎21‎ ‎PM
> *To:* public-credentials@w3.org <mailto:public-credentials@w3.org>
> 
> Hi Adam
> 
> I notice that you are also including a revocation mechanism in your
> claims. I produced an IETF draft 10 years ago which proposed something
> very similar for X.509 certificates
> ( See https://www.ietf.org/archive/id/draft-chadwick-webdav-00.txt).
> Conceptually they are the same: the credential contains the URL where
> the revocation information can be found. If Not found is returned the
> credential has not been revoked, otherwise Ok is returned along with a
> CRL of length 1 containing the ID of the revoked credential. My ID
> contains other features as well, such as the ability to retrieve all the
> revoked credentials of a particular issuer. You might wish to consider
> this as well
> 
> regards
> 
> David
> 
> On 12/09/2017 22:13, Adam Sobieski wrote:
>> I’m exploring and sketching some ideas with regard to verifiable
>> text-based claims.
>>
>> https://w3c-ccg.github.io/verifiable-news/sketchpad.html
>>
>> Questions, comments and suggestions welcomed.
>>
>>
>> Best regards,
>> Adam Sobieski
>>
> 
Received on Thursday, 14 September 2017 22:32:51 UTC

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