Voucher Trading System Application Programming Interface (VTS-API)
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From: The IESG <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: IETF-Announce <email@example.com> Cc: Internet Architecture Board <firstname.lastname@example.org>, RFC Editor <email@example.com>, trade mailing list <firstname.lastname@example.orgListX.com>, trade chair <email@example.com> Subject: Document Action: 'Voucher Trading System Application Programming Interface (VTS-API)' to Informational RFC The IESG has approved the following document: - 'Voucher Trading System Application Programming Interface (VTS-API) ' <draft-ietf-trade-voucher-vtsapi-07.txt> as an Informational RFC This document is the product of the Internet Open Trading Protocol Working Group. The IESG contact persons are Scott Hollenbeck and Lisa Dusseault. A URL of this Internet-Draft is: http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-ietf-trade-voucher-vtsapi-07.txt
Technical Summary This document specifies the Voucher Trading System Application Programming Interface (VTS-API). The VTS-API allows a wallet or other application to issue, transfer, and redeem vouchers in a uniform manner independent of the VTS implementation. The VTS is a system to securely transfer vouchers, e.g., coupons, tickets, loyalty points, and gift certificates; this process is often necessary in the course of payment and/or delivery transactions. Working Group Summary The TRADE working group reached consensus on a decision to publish this document in 2003. Protocol Quality Scott Hollenbeck has reviewed this specification for the IESG. IESG Note This document is not a candidate for any level of Internet Standard. This document specifies the Voucher Trading System Application Programming Interface (VTS-API), which assumes that the VTS plug-in is trusted by its user. The application making calls to VTS-API ought to authenticate the VTS plug-in and securely bind the plug-in with the VTS provider information specified in the Voucher Component. However, this document does not specify an approach to application authentication. The VTS-API should not be used without being augmented by an application authentication mechanism.