[IPP] OAuth in IPP and the "oauth-authorization-server-uri" IPP attribute

[IPP] OAuth in IPP and the "oauth-authorization-server-uri" IPP attribute

[IPP] OAuth in IPP and the "oauth-authorization-server-uri" IPP attribute

Kennedy, Smith (Wireless Architect) smith.kennedy at hp.com
Mon Jul 24 18:37:21 UTC 2017


I am working on converting the "IPP Authentication" slide set to a whitepaper. In the process, I've been considering OAuth a bit more. PWG 5100.18 (IPP Transaction Based Printer Extensions) defines the "oauth-authorization-server-uri", "access-oauth-token", and "access-oauth-uri" attributes. It isn't clear to me how these attributes integrate into an OAuth authentication system. 

The way that OAuth / OAuth2 seems to work, there will be an HTTP response redirecting the User Agent (IPP Client) to a different server for authentication. If this is all handled at the HTTP layer, what value do these IPP attributes provide?

Thanks for any help,


    Smith Kennedy
    Wireless Architect - Client Software - IPG-PPS
    Standards - IEEE ISTO PWG / Bluetooth SIG / Wi-Fi Alliance / NFC Forum / USB IF
    Chair, IEEE ISTO Printer Working Group
    HP Inc.

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