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An IETF URN Sub-Namespace for OAuth
RFC 6755

Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                       B. Campbell
Request for Comments: 6755                           Ping Identity Corp.
Category: Informational                                    H. Tschofenig
ISSN: 2070-1721                                   Nokia Siemens Networks
                                                            October 2012

                  An IETF URN Sub-Namespace for OAuth

Abstract

   This document establishes an IETF URN Sub-namespace for use with
   OAuth-related specifications.

Status of This Memo

   This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is
   published for informational purposes.

   This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force
   (IETF).  It represents the consensus of the IETF community.  It has
   received public review and has been approved for publication by the
   Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG).  Not all documents
   approved by the IESG are a candidate for any level of Internet
   Standard; see Section 2 of RFC 5741.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,
   and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at
   http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc6755.

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Table of Contents

   1. Introduction ....................................................2
   2. Registration Template ...........................................2
      2.1. Example Registration Request ...............................3
   3. Security Considerations .........................................3
   4. IANA Considerations .............................................3
      4.1. IETF URN Sub-Namespace Registration urn:ietf:params:oauth ..4
   5. References ......................................................4
      5.1. Normative References .......................................4
      5.2. Informative Reference ......................................4
   Appendix A.  Acknowledgements ......................................5

1.  Introduction

   Various extensions and companion specifications to the OAuth 2.0
   Authorization Framework [OAUTH-V2] utilize URIs to identify the
   extension in use or other relevant context.  This document creates
   and registers an IETF URN Sub-namespace, as documented in RFC 3553
   [RFC3553], for use with such specifications.  The new 'oauth' Sub-
   namespace is urn:ietf:params:oauth, and OAuth relevant parameters
   will be established underneath it.

2.  Registration Template

   If a registrant wishes to have an OAuth URI registered, then a URN of
   the form urn:ietf:params:oauth:<value> will be requested where
   <value> is a suitable representation of the functionality or concept
   being registered.

   The registration procedure for new entries requires a request in the
   form of the following template and is "Specification Required" per
   RFC 5226 [RFC5226].

   URN:
      The URI that identifies the registered functionality.

   Common Name:
      The name by which the functionality being registered is generally
      known.

   Change Controller:  For Standards Track RFCs, state "IETF".  For
      others, give the name of the responsible party.  Other details
      (e.g., postal address, email address, and home page URI) may also
      be included.

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   Specification Document(s):  Reference to the document that specifies
      the URI, preferably including a URI that can be used to retrieve a
      copy of the document.  An indication of the relevant sections may
      also be included but is not required.

   The registration request for the urn:ietf:params:oauth URN Sub-
   namespace is found in the IANA Considerations section of this
   document (Section 4).

2.1.  Example Registration Request

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