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Re: DID-Auth

From: Markus Sabadello <markus@danubetech.com>
Date: Sat, 3 Mar 2018 16:31:44 +0100
To: public-credentials@w3.org
Message-ID: <a6d7c63b-068c-9969-5897-d81f9b736b96@danubetech.com>
Just a quick note on the DID Auth topic, I submitted a RWoT#6 topic
paper that summarizes the many different ideas, data formats, flows,
etc. I've seen in relation to "DID Auth".


(Sorry for doing this so late, maybe it can serve as an outline for
discussions next week).


On 02/06/2018 04:06 PM, Manu Sporny wrote:
> On 02/06/2018 08:20 AM, Markus Sabadello wrote:
>> But I wanted to quickly report that I was selected for this BCGov 
>> opportunity to design and implement a DID authentication (DID-Auth)
>> and authorization mechanism across 4 concrete scenarios:
> Congratulations, Markus! That's great news!
>> I would love this group's input on how to approach this in a way that
>> is re-usable and complementary with other community efforts.
> ... and thank you for seeking input from the community in an attempt to
> align what you create with what we're doing.
>> I am aware there is already a lot of existing work from RWoT and
>> other sources on DID/TLS, HTTP Signatures, Credentials Browser API,
>> etc. that can be used.
> Yes, let's please re-use all the work that has been done to date. For
> example, HTTP Signatures were designed to be compatible with DID-based
> authentication since we introduced the spec way back in 2013.
> A tremendous amount of work has gone into the Credential Handler demo in
> order to align it with browser initiatives from Google Chrome and others:
> https://credential-repository.demo.digitalbazaar.com/
> I'm concerned that deviating greatly from these directions will result
> in derailing some of this work... or at least, if anyone plans to
> deviate, please understand why the designs are as they are today and
> make sure you're deviating for a very good reason.
> That said... this is all great news Markus! Looking forward to
> discussing it during the calls.
> -- manu
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