OASIS Mailing List ArchivesView the OASIS mailing list archive below
or browse/search using MarkMail.


Help: OASIS Mailing Lists Help | MarkMail Help

kmip message

[Date Prev] | [Thread Prev] | [Thread Next] | [Date Next] -- [Date Index] | [Thread Index] | [List Home]

Subject: Re: [kmip] KMIP 2.0 Delete Attribute --- Re: [kmip] Groups - Introduction to KMIP v2.0 WD01 uploaded

For a multivalued attribute, given we don't have an attribute index any more, how would the server know which one to delete?
Given we've pitched the index, we now need to know which value.
Unless we're talking about adopting the "don't argue with me, young man, you know what I meant" approach whereby the server just randomly shoots a value.  That might prove difficult to write a conformance test for.

It just looks strange at first.   Then it was clear to me that today with KMIP 1.4 a client would have to determine the value of an attribute anyway and then just use its index.   So I am fine with it the way it is.



On Wed, Dec 13, 2017 at 10:58 AM, Mark Joseph <mark@p6r.com> wrote:
Looking at the definition of "Delete Attribute" operation in the current KMIP 2.0 spec and comparing that to KMIP 1.4 there is a difference I am not sure we want.

In KMIP 1.4 the value of the attribute to delete is not required (only the attribute's Name and index)
In KMIP 2.0 the "Current Attribute" structure is required which includes the attribute's value.   There is no text in the KMIP 2.0 spec that I have found that clearly contradicts that.   So the KMIP client would have to know the current value of the attribute to delete it.   That would be a new requirement and one I don't see the need for.

Mark Joseph
P6R, Inc

From: Tony Cox <tony.cox@cryptsoft.com>
To: <kmip@lists.oasis-open.org>
Sent: 12/7/2017 5:18 AM
Subject: [kmip] Groups - Introduction to KMIP v2.0 WD01 uploaded

Document Name: Introduction to KMIP v2.0 WD01

No description provided.
Download Latest Revision
Public Download Link

Submitter: Mr. Tony Cox
Group: OASIS Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP) TC
Folder: Proposals
Date submitted: 2017-12-07 05:17:29

[Date Prev] | [Thread Prev] | [Thread Next] | [Date Next] -- [Date Index] | [Thread Index] | [List Home]