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Network Working Group                                            E. Lear
Internet-Draft                                        Cisco Systems GmbH
Intended status: Standards Track                           H. Tschofenig
Expires: August 25, 2012                          Nokia Siemens Networks
                                                              H. Mauldin
                                                     Cisco Systems, Inc.
                                                            S. Josefsson
                                                                  SJD AB
                                                       February 24, 2012

                 A SASL & GSS-API Mechanism for OpenID
                    draft-ietf-kitten-sasl-openid-08

Abstract

   OpenID has found its usage on the Internet for Web Single Sign-On.
   Simple Authentication and Security Layer (SASL) and the Generic
   Security Service Application Program Interface (GSS-API) are
   application frameworks to generalize authentication.  This memo
   specifies a SASL and GSS-API mechanism for OpenID that allows the
   integration of existing OpenID Identity Providers with applications
   using SASL and GSS-API.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  2
     1.1.  Terminology  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
     1.2.  Applicability  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
   2.  Applicability for application protocols other than     HTTP  .  4
     2.1.  Binding SASL to OpenID in the Relying Party  . . . . . . .  7
     2.2.  Discussion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  7
   3.  OpenID SASL Mechanism Specification  . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8
     3.1.  Initiation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  9
     3.2.  Authentication Request . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  9
     3.3.  Server Response  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  9
     3.4.  Error Handling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
   4.  OpenID GSS-API Mechanism Specification . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
     4.1.  GSS-API Principal Name Types for OpenID  . . . . . . . . . 11
   5.  Example  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
   6.  Security Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
     6.1.  Binding OpenIDs to Authorization Identities  . . . . . . . 14
     6.2.  RP redirected by malicious URL to take an improper action  14
     6.3.  User Privacy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
   7.  IANA Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
   8.  Acknowledgments  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
   9.  References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
     9.1.  Normative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
     9.2.  Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
   Appendix A. Changes  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
   Authors' Addresses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

1.  Introduction

   OpenID [OpenID] is a web-based three-party protocol that provides a
   means for a user to offer identity assertions and other attributes to
   a web server (Relying Party) via the help of an identity provider.
   The purpose of this system is to provide a way to verify that an end
   user controls an identifier.










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   Simple Authentication and Security Layer (SASL) [RFC4422]  (SASL) is
   used by application protocols such IMAP [RFC3501], POP [RFC1939] and
   XMPP [RFC6120], with the goal of modularizing authentication and
   security layers, so that newer mechanisms can be added as needed.
   This memo specifies just such a mechanism.

   The Generic Security Service Application Program Interface (GSS-API)
   [RFC2743] provides a framework for applications to support multiple
   authentication mechanisms through a unified interface.  This document
   defines a pure SASL mechanism for OpenID, but it conforms to the new
   bridge between SASL and the GSS-API called GS2 [RFC5801].  This means
   that this document defines both a SASL mechanism and a GSS-API
   mechanism.  Implementors of the SASL component MAY implement the GSS-
   API interface as well.

   This mechanism specifies interworking between SASL and OpenID in
   order to assert identity and other attributes to relying parties.  As
   such, while SASL servers (as relying parties) will advertise SASL
   mechanisms, clients will select the OpenID mechanism.

   The OpenID mechanism described in this memo aims to re-use the OpenID
   mechanism to the maximum extent and therefore does not establish a
   separate authentication, integrity and confidentiality mechanism.  It
   is anticipated that existing security layers, such as Transport Layer
   Security (TLS) [RFC5246], continue to be used.  Minimal changes are
   required to non-web applications, as most of the transaction occurs
   through a normal web browser.  Hence, this specification is only
   appropriate for use when such a browser is available.

   Figure 1 describes the interworking between OpenID and SASL.  This
   document requires enhancements to the Relying Party and to the Client
   (as the two SASL communication end points) but no changes to the
   OpenID Provider (OP) are necessary.  To accomplish this goal indirect
   messaging required by the OpenID specification is tunneled through
   the SASL/GSS-API mechanism.




















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                                 +-----------+
                                 |  Relying  |
                                >|  Party /  |
                               / |   SASL    |
                             //  |  Server   |
                           //    +-----------+
                         //            ^
                OpenID //           +--|--+
                     //             | O|  | G
                    /             S | p|  | S
                  //              A | e|  | S
                //                S | n|  | A
              //                  L | I|  | P
            //                      | D|  | I
          </                        +--|--+
   +------------+                      v
   |            |                 +----------+
   |  OpenID    |   OpenID        |          |
   |  Provider  |<--------------->|  Client  |
   |            |                 |          |
   +------------+                 +----------+

1.1.  Terminology

   The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT",
   "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and "OPTIONAL" in this
   document are to be interpreted as described in RFC 2119 [RFC2119].

   The reader is assumed to be familiar with the terms used in the
   OpenID 2.0 specification.

1.2.  Applicability

   Because this mechanism transports information that should not be
   controlled by an attacker, the OpenID mechanism MUST only be used
   over channels protected by TLS, and the client MUST successfully
   validate the server certificate.  [RFC5280][RFC6125]

2.  Applicability for application protocols other than     HTTP

   OpenID was originally envisioned for HTTP [RFC2616] and HTML [W3C
   .REC-html401-19991224] based communications, and with the associated
   semantic, the idea being that the user would be redirected by the
   Relying Party to an identity provider who authenticates the user, and
   then sends identity information and other attributes (either directly
   or indirectly) to the Relying Party.  The identity provider in the
   OpenID specifications is referred to as an OpenID Provider (OP). The
   actual protocol flow can be found in Section 3 of the OpenID 2.0






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   specification [OpenID].  The reader is strongly encouraged to be
   familiar with the specification before continuing.

   When considering that flow in the context of SASL, we note that while
   the RP and the client both need to change their code to implement
   this SASL mechanism, it is a design constraint that the OP behavior
   remain untouched, in order for implementations to interoperate with
   existing IdPs.  Hence, an analog flow that interfaces the three
   parties needs to be created.  In the analog, we note that unlike a
   web server, the SASL server already has some sort of session
   (probably a TCP connection) established with the client.  However, it
   may be necessary for a SASL client to invoke to another application.
   This will be discussed below.  By doing so, we externalize much of
   the authentiction from SASL.

   The steps are listed below:

   1.  The SASL server advertises support for the SASL OpenID mechanism
       to the client.

   2.  The client initiates a SASL authentication and transmits the
       User-Supplied Identifier as its first response.  The SASL
       mechanism is client-first, and as explained in [RFC4422] the
       server will send an empty challenge if needed.

   3.  After normalizing the User-Supplied Identifier as discussed in
       [OpenID], the Relying Party performs discovery on it and
       establishes the OP Endpoint URL that the end user uses for
       authentication.

   4.  The Relying Party and the OP optionally establish an association
       -- a shared secret established using Diffie-Hellman Key Exchange.
       The OP uses an association to validate those messages through the
       use of an HMAC; this removes the need for subsequent direct
       requests to verify the signature after each authentication
       request/response.

   5.  The Relying Party transmits an authentication request to the OP
       to obtain an assertion in the form of an indirect request.  These
       messages are passed through the client rather than directly
       between the RP and the OP. OpenID defines two methods for
       indirect communication, namely HTTP redirects and HTML form
       submission.  Both mechanisms are not directly applicable for
       usage with SASL. To ensure that a standard OpenID 2.0 capable OP
       can be used a new method is defined in this document that
       requires the OpenID message content to be encoded using a
       Universal Resource Idenitifier (URI). [RFC3986]  Note that any
       Internationalized Resource Identifiers (IRIs) must be normalized
       to URIs by the SASL client, as specified in [RFC3987], prior to
       transmitting them to the SASL server.

   6.  The SASL client now sends an response consisting of "=", to
       indicate that authentication continues via the normal OpenID
       flow.

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   7.  At this point the client application MUST construct a URL
       containing the content received in the previous message from the
       RP. This URL is transmitted to the OP either by the SASL client
       application or an appropriate handler, such as a browser.

   8.  Next the client optionally authenticates to the OP and then
       approves or disapproves authentication to the Relying Party.  For
       reasons of its own the OP has the option of not authenticating a
       request.  The manner in which the end user is authenticated to
       their respective OP and any policies surrounding such
       authentication is out of scope of OpenID and and hence also out
       of scope for this specification.  This step happens out of band
       from SASL.

   9.  The OP will convey information about the success or failure of
       the authentication phase back to the RP, again using an indirect
       response via the client browser or handler.  The client transmits
       over HTTP/TLS the redirect of the OP result to the RP.  This step
       happens out of band from SASL.

   10.  The RP MAY send an OpenID check_authentication request directly
        to the OP, if no association has been established, and the OP
        should respond.  Again this step happens out of band from SASL.

   11.  The SASL server sends an appropriate SASL response to the
        client, with optional Open Simple Registry (SREG) attributes.




























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         SASL Serv.       RP/Client       OP
            |>-----(1)----->|              | Advertisement
            |               |              |
            |<-----(2)-----<|              | Initiation
            |               |              |
            |> - - (3) - - - - - - - - - ->| Discovery
            |                              |
            |>- - -(4)- - - - - - - - - - >| Association
            |<- - -(4)- - - - - - - - - - <|
            |               |              |
            |>-----(5)----->|              | Indirect Auth Request
            |               |              |
            |<-----(6)-----<|              | Client "=" Response
            |               |               |
            |               |>- - (7)- - ->| Client GET to the OP (ext)
            |               |              |
            |               |<- - (8)- - ->| Client / OP Auth. (ext.)
            |               |              |
            |<- - -(9)- - - + - - - - - - <| HTTPs Indirect id_res
            |               |              |
            |<- - -(10)- - - - - - - - - ->| Optional check_authenticate
            |               |              |
            |>-----(11)---->|              | SASL completion with status

        ----- = SASL
        - - - = HTTPS


   Note the directionality in SASL is such that the client MUST send the
   "=" response.  Specifically, the SASL client processes the redirect
   and then awaits a final SASL decision, while the rest of the OpenID
   authentication process continues.

2.1.  Binding SASL to OpenID in the Relying Party

   OpenID is meant to be used in serial within the web, where browser
   cookies are easily accessible.  As such, there are no transaction-ids
   within the protocol.  To ensure that a specific request is bound, and
   in particular to ease interprocess communication,  the relying party
   MUST encode a nonce or transaction-id in the URIs it transmits
   through the client for success or failure, either as a base URI or
   fragment component to the "return_to" URI.  This value is to be used
   to uniquely identify each authentication transaction.  The nonce
   value MUST be at least 2^32 large and large enough to handle well in
   excess of the number of concurrent transactions a SASL server shall
   see.

2.2.  Discussion






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   As mentioned above OpenID is primarily designed to interact with web-
   based applications.  Portions of the authentication stream are only
   defined in the crudest sense.  That is, when one is prompted to
   approve or disapprove an authentication, anything that one might find
   on a browser is allowed, including JavaScript, fancy style-sheets,
   etc.  Because of this lack of structure, implementations will need to
   invoke a fairly rich browser in order to ensure that the
   authentication can be completed.

   Once there is an outcome, the SASL server needs to know about it.
   The astute will hopefully by now have noticed an "=" client SASL
   response.  This is not to say that nothing is happening, but rather
   that authentication flow has shifted from SASL and the client
   application to OpenID within the browser, and will return to the
   client application when the server has an outcome to hand to the
   client.  The alternative to this flow would be some sort of signal
   from the HTML browser to the SASL client of the results that would in
   turn be passed to the SASL server.  The inter-process communication
   issue this raises is substantial.  Better, we conclude, to
   externalize the authentication to the browser, and have an "=" client
   response.

3.  OpenID SASL Mechanism Specification

   This section specifies the details of the OpenID SASL mechanism.
   Recall section 5 of [RFC4422] for what needs to be described here.

   The name of this mechanism "OPENID20".  The mechanism is capable of
   transferring an authorization identity (via "gs2-header").  The
   mechanism does not offer a security layer.

   The mechanism is client-first.  The first mechanism message from the
   client to the server is the "initial-response" described below.  As
   described in [RFC4422], if the application protocol does not support
   sending a client-response together with the authentication request,
   the server will send an empty server-challenge to let the client
   begin.

   The second mechanism message is from the server to the client, the
   "authentication_request" described below.

   The third mechanism message is from client to the server, and is the
   fixed message consisting of "=".











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   The fourth mechanism message is from the server to the client,
   described below as "outcome_data" (with SREG attributes), sent as
   additional data when indicating a successful outcome.

3.1.  Initiation

   A client initiates an OpenID authentication with SASL by sending the
   GS2 header followed by the URI, as specified in the OpenID
   specification.

       initial-response = gs2-header Auth-Identifier
       Auth-Identifier = Identifier ; authentication identifier
       Identifier = URI       ;  Identifier is specified in
                              ;  Sec. 7.2 of the OpenID 2.0 spec.



   The syntax and semantics of the "gs2-header" are specified in
   [RFC5801], and we use it here with the following limitations:  The
   "gs2-nonstd-flag" MUST NOT be present.  The "gs2-cb-flag" MUST be "n"
   because channel binding is not supported by this mechanism.

   URI is specified in [RFC3986].  XRIs MUST NOT be used.  [XRI2.0]

3.2.  Authentication Request

   The SASL Server sends the URL resulting from the OpenID
   authentication request, containing an "openid.mode" of either
   "checkid_immediate" or "checkid_setup", as specified in Section 9.1
   of the OpenID 2.0 specification.

       authentication-request = URI

   As part of this request, the SASL server MUST append a unique
   transaction id to the "return_to" portion of the request.  The form
   of this transaction is left to the RP to decide, but SHOULD be large
   enough to be resistant to being guessed or attacked.

   The client now sends that request via an HTTP GET to the OP, as if
   redirected to do so from an HTTP server.

   The client MUST handle both user authentication to the OP and
   confirmation or rejection of the authentiation by the RP via this
   SASL mechanism.

   After all authentication has been completed by the OP, and after the
   response has been sent to the client, the client will relay the
   response to the Relying Party via HTTP/TLS, as specified previously
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3.3.  Server Response

   The Relying Party now validates the response it received from the
   client via HTTP/TLS, as specified in the OpenID specification, using
   the "return_to" URI given previsiously in the transaction.

   The response by the Relying Party constitutes a SASL mechanism
   outcome, and SHALL be used to set state in the server accordingly,
   and it SHALL be used by the server to report that state to the SASL
   client as described in [RFC4422] Section 3.6.  In the additional
   data, the server MAY include OpenID Simple Registry (SREG) attributes
   that are listed in Section 4 of [SREG1.0].SREG attributes are encoded
   as follows:

   1.  Strip "openid.sreg."  from each attribute name.

   2.  Treat the concatentation of results as URI parameters that are
       separated by an ampersand (&) and encode as one would a URI,
       absent the scheme, authority, and the question mark.

   For example: email=lear@example.com&fullname=Eliot%20Lear

   More formally:


         outcome-data = [ sreg-avp *( "," sreg-avp ) ]
         sreg-avp     = sreg-attr "=" sreg-val
         sreg-attr    = sreg-word
         sreg-val     = sreg-word
         sreg-word    = 1*( unreserved / pct-encoded )
                        ; pct-encoded from Section 2.1 of RFC 3986
                        ; unreserved from Section 2.3 of RFC 3986


   A client who does not support SREG MUST ignore SREG attributes sent
   by the server.  Similarly, a client MUST ignore unknown attributes.

   In the case of failures, the response MUST follow this syntax:

     outcome_data = "openid.error" "=" sreg_val *( "," sregp_avp )

3.4.  Error Handling

   [RFC4422] Section 3.6 explicitly prohibits additional information in
   an unsuccessful authentication outcome.  Therefore, the openid.error
   and openid.error_code are to be sent as an additional challenge in
   the event of an unsuccessful outcome.  In this case, as the protocol
   is lock step,  the client will follow with an additional exchange
   containing "=", after which the server will respond with an
   application-level outcome.

4.  OpenID GSS-API Mechanism Specification



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   This section and its sub-sections and appropriate references of it
   not referenced elsewhere in this document are not required for SASL
   implementors, but this section MUST be observed to implement the GSS-
   API mechanism discussed below.

   The OpenID SASL mechanism is actually also a GSS-API mechanism.  The
   OpenID user takes the role of the GSS-API Initiator and the OpenID
   Relying Party takes the role of the GSS-API Acceptor.  The OpenId
   Provider does not have a role in GSS-API, and is considered an
   internal matter for the OpenID mechanism.  The messages are the same,
   but a) the GS2 header on the client's first message and channel
   binding data is excluded when OpenID is used as a GSS-API mechanism,
   and b) the RFC2743 section 3.1 initial context token header is
   prefixed to the client's first authentication message (context
   token).

   The GSS-API mechanism OID for OpenID is OID-TBD (IANA to assign: see
   IANA considerations).

   OpenID security contexts MUST have the mutual_state flag
   (GSS_C_MUTUAL_FLAG) set to TRUE.  OpenID does not support credential
   delegation, therefore OpenID security contexts MUST have the
   deleg_state flag (GSS_C_DELEG_FLAG) set to FALSE.

   The mutual authentication property of this mechanism relies on
   successfully comparing the TLS server identity with the negotiated
   target name.  Since the TLS channel is managed by the application
   outside of the GSS-API mechanism, the mechanism itself is unable to
   confirm the name while the application is able to perform this
   comparison for the mechanism.  For this reason, applications MUST
   match the TLS server identity with the target name, as discussed in
   [RFC6125].

   The OpenID mechanism does not support per-message tokens or
   GSS_Pseudo_random.

   The [RFC5587] mechanism attributes for this mechanism are
   GSS_C_MA_MECH_CONCRETE, GSS_C_MA_ITOK_FRAMED, and GSS_C_MA_AUTH_INIT.

4.1.  GSS-API Principal Name Types for OpenID

   OpenID supports standard generic name syntaxes for acceptors such as
   GSS_C_NT_HOSTBASED_SERVICE (see [RFC2743], Section 4.1).

   OpenID supports only a single name type for initiators:
   GSS_C_NT_USER_NAME.  GSS_C_NT_USER_NAME is the default name type for
   OpenID.

   OpenID name normalization is covered by the OpenID specification, see
   [OpenID] section 7.2.




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   The query, display, and exported name syntaxes for OpenID principal
   names are all the same.  There are no OpenID-specific name syntaxes
   -- applications should use generic GSS-API name types such as
   GSS_C_NT_USER_NAME and GSS_C_NT_HOSTBASED_SERVICE (see [RFC2743],
   Section 4).  The exported name token does, of course, conform to
   [RFC2743], Section 3.2, but the "NAME" part of the token should be
   treated as a potential input string to the OpenID name normalization
   rules.  For example, the OpenID identifier "https://openid.example/"
   will have a GSS_C_NT_USER_NAME value of "https://openid.example/".

   GSS-API name attributes may be defined in the future to hold the
   normalized OpenID Identifier.

5.  Example

   Suppose one has an OpenID of https://openid.example, and wishes to
   authenticate his IMAP connection to mail.example (where .example is
   the top level domain specified in [RFC2606]).  The user would input
   his Openid into his mail user agent, when he configures the account.
   In this case, no association is attempted between the OpenID RP and
   the OP.  The client will make use of the return_to attribute to
   capture results of the authentication to be redirected to the server.
   Note the use of [RFC4959] for initial response.  The authentication
   on the wire would then look something like the following:






























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       (S = IMAP server; C = IMAP client)

       C: < connects to IMAP port>
       S: * OK
       C: C1 CAPABILITY
       S: * CAPABILITY IMAP4rev1 SASL-IR SORT [...] AUTH=OPENID20
       S: C1 OK Capability Completed
       C: C2 AUTHENTICATE OPENID biwsaHR0cHM6Ly9vcGVuaWQuZXhhbXBsZS8=
       [  This is the base64 encoding of "n,,https://openid.example/".
          Server performs discovery on http://openid.example/ ]
       S: + aHR0cHM6Ly9vcGVuaWQuZXhhbXBsZS9vcGVuaWQvP29wZW5pZC5ucz1
            odHRwOi8vc3BlY3Mub3BlbmlkLm5ldC9hdXRoLzIuMCZvcGVuaWQucm
            V0dXJuX3RvPWh0dHBzOi8vbWFpbC5leGFtcGxlL2NvbnN1bWVyLzFlZ
            jg4OGMmb3BlbmlkLmNsYWltZWRfaWQ9aHR0cHM6Ly9vcGVuaWQuZXhh
            bXBsZS8mb3BlbmlkLmlkZW50aXR5PWh0dHBzOi8vb3BlbmlkLmV4YW1
            wbGUvJm9wZW5pZC5yZWFsbT1pbWFwOi8vbWFpbC5leGFtcGxlJm9wZW
            5pZC5tb2RlPWNoZWNraWRfc2V0dXA=

       [ This is the base64 encoding of "https://openid.example/openid/
             ?openid.ns=http://specs.openid.net/auth/2.0
             &openid.return_to=https://mail.example/consumer/1ef888c
             &openid.claimed_id=https://openid.example/
             &openid.identity=https://openid.example/
             &openid.realm=imap://mail.example
             &openid.mode=checkid_setup"
          with line breaks and spaces added here for readibility.
       ]
       C: PQ==
       [ The client now sends the URL it received to a browser for
         processing. The user logs into https://openid.example, and
         agrees to authenticate imap://mail.example.  A redirect is
         passed back to the client browser who then connects to
         https://imap.example/consumer via SSL with the results.
         From an IMAP perspective, however, the client sends the "="
         response, and awaits mail.example.
         Server mail.example would now contact openid.example with an
         openid.check_authenticate message.  After that...
       ]
       S: + ZW1haWw9bGVhckBtYWlsLmV4YW1wbGUsZnVsbG5hbWU9RWxp
            b3QlMjBMZWFy
         [ Here the IMAP server has returned an SREG attribute of
           email=lear@mail.example,fullname=Eliot%20Lear.
           Line break in response added in this example for clarity. ]
       C:
         [ In IMAP client must send a blank response after receiving the
           SREG data. ]
       S: C2 OK

   In this example, the SASL server / RP has made use of a transaction
   id 1ef888c.

6.  Security Considerations

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   This section will address only security considerations associated
   with the use of OpenID with SASL and GSS-API.  For considerations
   relating to OpenID in general, the reader is referred to the OpenID
   specification and to other literature [1].  Similarly, for general
   SASL [RFC4422] and GSS-API [RFC5801] Security Considerations, the
   reader is referred to those specifications.

6.1.  Binding OpenIDs to Authorization Identities

   As specified in [RFC4422], the server is responsible for binding
   credentials to a specific authorization identity.  It is therefore
   necessary that a registration process takes place in advance that
   binds specific OpenIDs to specific authorization identities, or that
   only specific trusted OpenID Providers be allowed, where a mapping is
   predefined.  For example, it could be pre-arranged between an IdP and
   RP that "https://example.com/user" maps to "user" for purposes of
   authorization.

6.2.  RP redirected by malicious URL to take an improper action

   In the initial SASL client response a user or host can transmit a
   malicious response to the RP for purposes of taking advantage of
   weaknesses in the RP's OpenID implementation.  It is possible to add
   port numbers to the URL so that the outcome is the RP does a port
   scan of the site.  The URL could contain an unauthorized host or even
   the local host.  The URL could contain a protocol other than http or
   https, such as file or ftp.

   One mitigation would be for RPs to have a list of authorized URI
   bases.  OPs SHOULD only redirect to RPs with the same domain
   component of the base URI.  RPs MUST NOT automatically retry on
   failed attempts.  A log of those sites that fail SHOULD be kept, and
   limitations on queries from clients SHOULD be imposed, just as with
   any other authentication attempt.  Applications SHOULD NOT invoke
   browsers to communicate with OPs that they are not themselves
   configured with.

6.3.  User Privacy

   The OP is aware of each RP that a user logs into.  There is nothing
   in the protocol to hide this information from the OP.  It is not a
   requirement to track the visits, but there is nothing that prohibits
   the collection of information.  SASL servers should be aware that
   OpenID Providers will be able to track - to some extent - user access
   to their services and any additional information that OP provides.

7.  IANA Considerations

   The IANA is requested to update the SASL Mechanism Registry using the
   following template, as described in [RFC4422].

   SASL mechanism name: OPENID20


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   Security Considerations: See this document

   Published specification: See this document

   Person & email address to contact for further information: Authors of
   this document

   Intended usage: COMMON

   Owner/Change controller: IETF

   Note: None

   The IANA is further requested to assign an OID for this GSS mechanism
   in the SMI numbers registry, with the prefix of
   iso.org.dod.internet.security.mechanisms (1.3.6.1.5.5) and to
   reference this specification in the registry.

8.  Acknowledgments

   The authors would like to thank Alexey Melnikov, Joe Hildebrand, Mark
   Crispin, Chris Newman, Leif Johansson, Sam Hartman, Nico Williams,
   Klaas Wierenga, Stephen Farrell, and Stephen Kent for their review
   and contributions.

9.  References

9.1.  Normative References

   [OpenID]   OpenID Foundation, "OpenID Authentication 2.0 - Final",
              December 2007.

   [RFC2119]  Bradner, S., "Key words for use in RFCs to Indicate
              Requirement Levels", BCP 14, RFC 2119, March 1997.

   [RFC2606]  Eastlake, D.E. and A. Panitz, "Reserved Top Level DNS
              Names", BCP 32, RFC 2606, June 1999.

   [RFC2616]  Fielding, R., Gettys, J., Mogul, J., Frystyk, H.,
              Masinter, L., Leach, P. and T. Berners-Lee, "Hypertext
              Transfer Protocol -- HTTP/1.1", RFC 2616, June 1999.

   [RFC2743]  Linn, J., "Generic Security Service Application Program
              Interface Version 2, Update 1", RFC 2743, January 2000.

   [RFC3986]  Berners-Lee, T., Fielding, R. and L. Masinter, "Uniform
              Resource Identifier (URI): Generic Syntax", STD 66, RFC
              3986, January 2005.

   [RFC3987]  Duerst, M. and M. Suignard, "Internationalized Resource
              Identifiers (IRIs)", RFC 3987, January 2005.



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   [RFC4422]  Melnikov, A. and K. Zeilenga, "Simple Authentication and
              Security Layer (SASL)", RFC 4422, June 2006.

   [RFC5246]  Dierks, T. and E. Rescorla, "The Transport Layer Security
              (TLS) Protocol Version 1.2", RFC 5246, August 2008.

   [RFC5280]  Cooper, D., Santesson, S., Farrell, S., Boeyen, S.,
              Housley, R. and W. Polk, "Internet X.509 Public Key
              Infrastructure Certificate and Certificate Revocation List
              (CRL) Profile", RFC 5280, May 2008.

   [RFC5587]  Williams, N., "Extended Generic Security Service Mechanism
              Inquiry APIs", RFC 5587, July 2009.

   [RFC5801]  Josefsson, S. and N. Williams, "Using Generic Security
              Service Application Program Interface (GSS-API) Mechanisms
              in Simple Authentication and Security Layer (SASL): The
              GS2 Mechanism Family", RFC 5801, July 2010.

   [RFC6125]  Saint-Andre, P. and J. Hodges, "Representation and
              Verification of Domain-Based Application Service Identity
              within Internet Public Key Infrastructure Using X.509
              (PKIX) Certificates in the Context of Transport Layer
              Security (TLS)", RFC 6125, March 2011.

   [SREG1.0]  OpenID Foundation, "OpenID Simple Registration Extension
              version 1.0", June 2006.

   [XRI2.0]   Reed, D. and D. McAlpin, "Extensible Resource Identifier
              (XRI) Syntax V2.0", OASIS Standard xri-syntax-V2.0-cs,
              September 2005.

9.2.  Informative References

   [RFC1939]  Myers, J.G. and M.T. Rose, "Post Office Protocol - Version
              3", STD 53, RFC 1939, May 1996.

   [RFC3501]  Crispin, M., "INTERNET MESSAGE ACCESS PROTOCOL - VERSION
              4rev1", RFC 3501, March 2003.

   [RFC4959]  Siemborski, R. and A. Gulbrandsen, "IMAP Extension for
              Simple Authentication and Security Layer (SASL) Initial
              Client Response", RFC 4959, September 2007.

   [RFC6120]  Saint-Andre, P., "Extensible Messaging and Presence
              Protocol (XMPP): Core", RFC 6120, March 2011.

   [W3C.REC-html401-19991224]
              Hors, A., Raggett, D. and I. Jacobs, "HTML 4.01
              Specification", World Wide Web Consortium Recommendation
              REC-html401-19991224, December 1999, <http://www.w3.org/TR
              /1999/REC-html401-19991224>.


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Appendix A.  Changes

   This section to be removed prior to publication.

   o  04 - 07 04 - 07 address LC and review comments, including those of
      Stephen Farrell, Steve Kent, and Brian Carpenter.

   o  03 Clarifies messages and ordering, and replace the empty message
      with a "=" message.

   o  02 Address all WGLC comments.

   o  01 Specific text around possible improvements for OOB browser
      control in security considerations.  Also talk about transaction
      id.

   o  00 WG -00 draft.  Slight wording modifications abou design
      constraints per Alexey.

   o  02 Correct single (significant) error on mechanism name.

   o  01 Add nonce discussion, add authorized identity, explain a
      definition.  Add gs2 support.

   o  00 Initial Revision.

Authors' Addresses

   Eliot Lear
   Cisco Systems GmbH
   Richtistrasse 7
   Wallisellen, ZH CH-8304
   Switzerland

   Phone: +41 44 878 9200
   Email: lear@cisco.com


   Hannes Tschofenig
   Nokia Siemens Networks
   Linnoitustie 6
   Espoo, 02600
   Finland

   Phone: +358 (50) 4871445
   Email: Hannes.Tschofenig@gmx.net
   URI:   http://www.tschofenig.priv.at







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   Henry Mauldin
   Cisco Systems, Inc.
   170 West Tasman Drive
   San Jose, CA 95134
   USA

   Phone: +1 (800) 553-6387
   Email: hmauldin@cisco.com


   Simon Josefsson
   SJD AB
   Hagagatan 24
   Stockholm, 113 47
   SE

   Email: simon@josefsson.org
   URI:   http://josefsson.org/



































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