[jax-rs-spec users] [jsr339-experts] Re: offtopic: Java EE Security media type

From: Bill Burke <>
Date: Tue, 16 Oct 2012 15:19:49 -0400

You're missing what I'm saying. I want to define a on-the-wire access
token media type that can be converted into Principal, user-role
mappings and JACC permissions. OAuth2 does not specify the access token
format, although SAML is used as an example.

On 10/16/2012 2:09 PM, Markus KARG wrote:
> I think that OAuth plays an important role, but I doubt that there is a need
> for a JAX-RS extension: I think it should be covered by Java EE's security
> layer, hence, it should be wrapped by an instance of Principal.
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Bill Burke []
>> Sent: Dienstag, 16. Oktober 2012 17:16
>> To:
>> Subject: [jsr339-experts] offtopic: Java EE Security media type
>> Now that OAuth 2.0 has reached RFC phase, I was wondering if anybody
>> was interested in collaborating on a Java EE Security token media type
>> and maybe even extensions of the OAuth 2.0 protocol.
>> A token media type would be a simple format that encapsulated user/role
>> mappings and maybe user/permission (JACC) metadata.
>> I've only done a high-level reading of OAUth 2 RFC, but it seems to be
>> missing non-browser REST communication. Basically an ability to
>> transfer the token via header invocations. I'd also like to see
>> extended protocols/media types that includes PKI support.
>> Finally, I'd like to get this done via the IETF and their processes. I
>> think this would be a good chance to get some industry collaboration
>> around REST, security, and the Java EE world. Something specifically
>> designed for Java EE. I know we have SAML and XACML and all, but I'd
>> like to see something developed that is specific to Java EE. Formats
>> and protocols that are simple and easy to implement and support in
>> other environments beyond Java.
>> Any thoughts?
>> Thanks,
>> Bill
>> --
>> Bill Burke
>> JBoss, a division of Red Hat

Bill Burke
JBoss, a division of Red Hat