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Transition Request: Web Authentication to Proposed Recommendation

From: John Fontana <jfontana@yubico.com>
Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2018 15:21:36 -0600
Message-ID: <CANNOEbJM50JSU4ez9D6Fbu9oyeh_Boe2re5sWDC0kUrrPX79Og@mail.gmail.com>
To: ralph@w3.org, Philippe Le Hegaret <plh@w3.org>, Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org>, W3C Comm Team <w3t-comm@w3.org>, chairs@w3.org
Cc: W3C Web Authn WG <public-webauthn@w3.org>, Anthony Nadalin <tonynad@microsoft.com>, Samuel Weiler <weiler@w3.org>, Wendy Seltzer <wseltzer@w3.org>
*# Document title, URLs, estimated publication date*

*Title:* Web Authentication: An API for accessing Public Key Credentials
Level 1

*URL*: https://www.w3.org/TR/2017/WD-webauthn-20170811/

*Publication date:* 25 September 2018

*Last Published:*
https://www.w3.org/TR/webauthn/

*Latest Editor’s Draft:*
https://w3c.github.io/webauthn/

*# Abstract*
This specification defines an API enabling the creation and use of strong,
attested, scoped, public key-based credentials by web applications, for the
purpose of strongly authenticating users.

*# Status*
https://www.w3.org/TR/webauthn/

*# Comments*
Send comments to: public-webauthn@w3.org
Feedback is due 02 October 2018
[Or 7 days from day Request is approved]

*# Link to group's decision to request transition*
Call for Consensus:
https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-webauthn/2018Sep/0043.html

*# Substantive Changes*
None

*# Requirements satisfied*
Yes. No changes


*# Dependencies met (or not)*Met
## *The spec has normative dependencies on the following W3C Recs:*
https://www.w3.org/TR/webauthn/#normative

## *The spec has normative dependencies on the following non-W3C standards:*

Base64url encoding  [RFC4648]

CBOR [RFC7049]

CDDL [Internet Draft]

COSE [RFC8152].

DOM [DOM4].

ECMAScript  [ECMAScript].

HTML [HTML5.2].

OAUTH 2 [RFC6749]

JSON Web Key [RFC7517]

CTAP (Client to Authenticator Protocol) [FIDO Alliance]

*# Wide Review*
*TAG:*
https://www.w3.org/Search/Mail/Public/search?keywords=%22TAG
+review+feedback%22&hdr-1-name=subject&hdr-1-query=&inde
x-grp=Public_FULL&index-type=t&type-index=public-webauthn

*Privacy Interest Group:*
https://www.w3.org/2018/01/11-privacy-minutes.html

*Web Payments Working Group:* WG discussion (12/14/2017): https://www.w3.
org/2017/12/14-wpwg-minutes#item02

https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-webauthn/2018Mar/0230.html
(03/18/2018)

*Accessible Platform Architectures (APA) Working Group:*
https://github.com/w3c/webauthn/issues/733

*IETF Token Binding Working Group:*

https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-webauthn/2018Mar/0054.html

*Public review:*
The API was the subject a critical blog post.  The WG reviewed these claims
and decided that changes in this API are not needed - changes might be
advisable (but optional) in CTAP (the companion FIDO spec).  Of note, these
crypto-savvy researchers identified less-than-ideal choices the WG had
made, typically for good reason, and did not identify any showstopper
issues:
https://paragonie.com/blog/2018/08/security-concerns-surroun
ding-webauthn-don-t-implement-ecdaa-yet

*FIDO Alliance FIDO2 WG review*

*# Issues addressed*
https://services.w3.org/htmldiff?doc1=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.w3.
org%2FTR%2Fwebauthn%2F&doc2=https%3A%2F%2Fw3c.github.io%2Fwebauthn%2F

*# Formal Objections*
None

*# Implementation*
*Web Payments Demo implementation* https://www.w3.
org/2018/06/lyra-webauthpay.mp4
*Worldpay Web Payments and Web Authentication Demo *https://www.w3.org/2018/
08/worldpay.html

*Mozilla’s Firefox browser implements W3C Web Authentication API since
Version 60.*
https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/API/Web_Authentication_API

*Microsoft has added support in its Edge Browser.*

*Google’s Chrome supports the W3C Web Authentication API in Chrome 70
(Sept. 2018).*

*The Web AuthN WG has conducted three interop events.*

*# Patent disclosures*
https://www.w3.org/2004/01/pp-impl/87227/status#current-disclosures
https://www.w3.org/2017/03/webauthn-pag-report.html

Co-chairs
Tony Nadalin
John Fontana

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John Fontana

Identity and Standards Analyst | Yubico <http://www.yubico.com/>

Phone: +1 303 301 4437
Skype: j_fontana
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