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Nearing completion on two WebAuthn-related specs at the IETF

From: Mike Jones <Michael.Jones@microsoft.com>
Date: Thu, 14 May 2020 22:34:07 +0000
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This week we published updates to two IETF specifications that support the WebAuthn/FIDO2 ecosystem, as well as other uses, such as decentralized identity.

One is COSE and JOSE Registrations for WebAuthn Algorithms.  It registers algorithm and elliptic curve identifiers for algorithms used by WebAuthn and FIDO2.  The "secp256k1" curve being registered is also used for signing in some decentralized identity applications.  The specification has completed the Area Director review and has been submitted to the IESG for publication.

The other is Registries for Web Authentication (WebAuthn).  This creates IANA registries enabling multiple kinds of extensions to W3C Web Authentication (WebAuthn) implementations to be registered.  This specification has completed IETF last call and is scheduled for review by the IESG.

Thanks to the COSE working group for their adoption of the algorithms specification, and to Ivaylo Petrov and Murray Kucherawy for their reviews of it.  Thanks to Kathleen Moriarty and Benjamin Kaduk for their Area Director sponsorships of the registries specification and to Jeff Hodges for being primary author of it.

The specifications are available at:

  *   https://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-hodges-webauthn-registries-07
  *   https://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-ietf-cose-webauthn-algorithms-06

                                                       -- Mike

P.S.  This notice was also posted at https://self-issued.info/?p=2087 and as @selfissued<https://twitter.com/selfissued>.
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