[Standards] deprecating in-band registration

Steffen Larsen zooldk at gmail.com
Wed Apr 2 06:23:59 UTC 2014


Hi Peter,

Provisioning or re-provisioning (buy/sell devices) “accounts” for IoT and M2M is actually one of the biggest “problems” / issues. So I think, that rethinking this problem will be the the best solution.

-Just my 50 cent
/Steffen

On 02 Apr 2014, at 05:01, Peter Saint-Andre <stpeter at stpeter.im> wrote:

> Several folks have commented on in-band registration (IBR, XEP-0077) recently, wondering aloud whether we really want to recommend it for things like registering devices in IoT environments.
> 
> I agree with the concerns that people have expressed. I suggest that we push this line of thinking to its logical conclusion and strongly consider deprecating and then obsoleting IBR. Perhaps - perhaps! - IBR was appropriate in 1999 when we were trying to encourage people to easily try out this new technology called Jabber. Those days are long gone.
> 
> If we feel that we'd like to have some kind of method for account provisioning over XMPP - and I'm not convinced that we do - then I feel that we need to rethink the whole problem, not reuse something that is fundamentally flawed.
> 
> Peter
> 

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