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Subject: RE: AuthenticatorLocale Definition

Does the AuthenticatorLocale trace back to any specific requirements?
Core-0.15 says that it's optional, since the information can be spoofed;
given that, I think we need more rationale for why it's in the spec at all.

If we want a way to record the source IP address from which an
authentication originated (for example, to protect against interception of
authentication assertions), the SubjectConfirmation field seems more
appropriate. Then the logic would be: the way you confirm that the presenter
of this assertion is the subject is that the message came from the
corresponding IP address.

 - irving - 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Hal Lockhart [mailto:hal.lockhart@entegrity.com]
> Sent: Friday, August 24, 2001 10:53 AM
> To: 'security-services@lists.oasis-open.org'
> Subject: AuthenticatorLocale Definition
> The current core describes AuthenticatorLocale thus:
> The <AuthenticationLocale> element specifies the DNS domain 
> name and IP
> address for the system entity that performed the authentication.
> IMO this might reasonably be interpreted as the IP and DNS of the
> Authentication Authority, or associated server that validated the
> credentials. Is that what was wanted? My understanding was 
> that we wanted
> the IP and DNS or the client being authenticated.

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