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Re: Identity and verifying who you're talking to

From: Francois Daoust <fd@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 10 Nov 2011 11:26:03 +0100
Message-ID: <4EBBA6BB.5040005@w3.org>
To: Harald Alvestrand <harald@alvestrand.no>
CC: Eric Rescorla <ekr@rtfm.com>, "public-webrtc@w3.org" <public-webrtc@w3.org>
On 11/10/2011 10:57 AM, Harald Alvestrand wrote:
> On 11/10/2011 06:34 AM, Eric Rescorla wrote:
>> I've been thinking about this a bunch and I'm happy to volunteer, as
>> long as you're
>> OK with it being someone who's not a WG member.
> Thank you!
> Mahalingam Mani already organized a workshop on this at TPAC on Wednesday (that day was done "unconference" styile), and has volunteered to take the lead as a WG member. I'm sure you can work on this together.

As potential food for the discussion, note the report of this unconference style breakout session is available at (PDF format):

The minutes are also available:


PS: these links appear on the Technical Plenary day agenda for those of you interested in reviewing other breakout sessions:

>> -Ekr
>> On Wed, Nov 9, 2011 at 8:55 AM, Harald Alvestrand<harald@alvestrand.no> wrote:
>>> In the minutes from TPAC, there was a long section on identity: If you want
>>> to verify who you're talking to, what namespace are you actually verifying
>>> the identity against, and how is that mapped onto observable fields in
>>> protocols, and from there to stuff that's visible on the API?
>>> A lot of the discussion is here:
>>> http://www.w3.org/2011/11/01-webrtc-minutes.html#item06
>>> I'd very much welcome if someone could pick up this action and present some
>>> actionable proposals for it:
>>> - How do we verify identity without tying ourselves to one specific identity
>>> framework?
>>> - What functions in our channel setup mechanism (DTLS-SRTP hashes???) do we
>>> use for communicating info that lets us verify the identity?
>>> - What are the requirements for the UI that result from such a verification
>>> mechanism?
>>> Volunteers?
>>> Harald, for the chairs
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