Security Events (secevent)

WG Name Security Events
Acronym secevent
Area Security Area (sec)
State Active
Charter charter-ietf-secevent-01 Approved
Dependencies Document dependency graph (SVG)
Additional URLs
- Wiki
- Issue tracker
Personnel Chairs Dick Hardt
Yaron Sheffer
Area Director Kathleen Moriarty
Mailing list Address
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Jabber chat Room address

Charter for Working Group

Many HTTP web services and APIs depend on a web security infrastructure that:
* identifies security subjects and regulates their access to services
* and provides profile and rights information to applications.

Examples are systems that leverage user-agent session cookies
(RFC6265), and OAuth2 (RFC6749). In order to prevent or mitigate
security risks, or to provide out-of-band information as
necessary, these systems need to share security event messages.
For example, an OAuth authorization server, having received a
token revocation request (RFC7009) may need to inform affected
resource servers; a cloud provider may wish to inform another
cloud provider of suspected fraudulent use of identity
information; an identity provider may wish to signal a session
logout to a relying party and does not wish to rely solely upon
clearing a session cookie.

It is expected that several identity and security working groups and
organizations will use Identity Event Tokens to describe area-specific
events such as: SCIM Provisioning Events, OpenID RISC Events, and
OpenID Connect Backchannel Logout, among others.

The Security Events working group will produce a standards-track Event
Token specification that includes:
- A JWT extension for expressing security events
- A syntax that enables event-specific data to be conveyed
This Event Token specification will be event transport independent.

The working group will also develop a simple standards-track Event
Delivery specification that includes:
- A mechanism for delivering events using HTTP POST (push)
- Metadata for describing event feeds
- Methods for subscribing to and managing event feeds
- Methods for validating event feed subscriptions


Date Milestone
Mar 2018 Recharter or Conclude
Jan 2018 Event delivery draft to IESG as a Proposed Standard
Nov 2017 WG last call of event delivery draft
Aug 2017 Event token draft to IESG as a Proposed Standard
Jun 2017 WG last call of event token draft
Feb 2017 Initial adoption of event token and event delivery drafts