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Subject: RE: [ebxml-msg] About notary function of intermediaries

Hello Sander,

A similar concept is being discussed in the OASIS DSS (Digital Signature
Services) TC [1,2,3]. This builds on an existing DSS concept called
"signature gateways" [4].

The most practical way to provide this functionality seems to be a mechanism
to express the operations that are requested (such as signing, or
timestamping) as DSS requests, either on a per-message basis or as part of
the contract between sender, intermediary and (ultimate) recipient. That
way, ebMS 3.0 part 2 would only need a notation to express the particular
DSS operation requested and the message parts that the operation relates to,
on a per message basis or per contract. Products that implement ebMS 3.0
could provide the functionality by leveraging third party emerging DSS
products, which provide very rich functionality.     
The idea of the intermediary acting as trusted audit trail of message
exchanges is in OSCI 1.2 [5], which has a concept called "recording".  OSCI
intermediaries can keep "process cards" that have timestamped records of
when messages were received, forwarded, acknowledged.  There is a protocol
for retrieving these process cards from the intermediary.  


[2] http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/dss-x/200710/msg00031.html
[3] http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/dss-x/200710/msg00041.html

-----Original Message-----
From: Sander Fieten [mailto:sander@fieten-it.com] 
Sent: 23 October 2007 13:27
To: ebxml-msg@lists.oasis-open.org
Subject: [ebxml-msg] About notary function of intermediaries

As discussed during the last call I think a usefull function or role of
intermedairy could be that of a notary. That is, it signs a payload received
from party A and then sends it on to party B. By signing the payload the
intermedairy confirms the payload as valid/ true, like a notary does in the
real world. As such a document is regularly required by law it might be a
usefull function in a messaging environment.



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