Shepherd writeup

1. Summary

The document shepherd is Yaron Sheffer. The responsible Area Director is Ben Kaduk.

This document defines an HTTP push-based protocol for delivery of Security Event Tokens (SETs, RFC 8417). This is one of the two options the working group is working on: push- vs. poll-based delivery.

2. Review and Consensus

The protocol is a simple and straightforward way to transmit SETs, and the working group supports it. Since we only have a small core of active participants, we ran into a problem while requesting formal indication of support, but eventually received enough messages in favor of publication to demonstrate consensus.

I have reviewed the document for this write-up, and my comments were incorporated into version -06 of the draft.

In addition there are multiple implementations, including one in production by Google (

3. Intellectual Property

Each author has confirmed conformance with BCP 78/79. There are no IPR disclosures on the document.

4. Other Points

There is a normative downref to the obsolete RFC 5246, "TLS 1.2", which is appropriate in this specific context.