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Credentials and HTTP-Sig authentication for Solid

From: Henry Story <henry.story@co-operating.systems>
Date: Thu, 4 Feb 2021 18:04:13 +0100
Message-Id: <DACA376B-504A-4213-9396-0E0A3B18125A@co-operating.systems>
To: public-credentials@w3.org
Dear Credentials Community,

   I am working on Solid Authentication and Authorization as part of my PhD [0].
A little over a year ago I put together an initial proposal on how to use
HTTP-Signature for Solid Authentication [1], following experience I gained
implemented this four years ago [2].

Having recently been awarded some funding by  the EU to work on Solid [3] I have
been able to put some effort into improving  that document to see how this could
tie in with Web Credentials.

Here is an extended version of the HTTP-Signature document I put together
today, bringing in ideas that have emerged thinking about this over
the past 3 months:


It is work in progress and feedback would be much appreciated.

Henry Story

[0] https://co-operating.systems/2019/04/01/
[1] https://github.com/solid/authentication-panel/blob/master/HttpSignature.md
[2] https://github.com/read-write-web/akka-http-signature
[3] https://nlnet.nl/project/SolidControl/

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