Web Authentication WG: https://www.w3.org/Webauthn Editors' Draft:
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Latest commit 6267cc1 Jan 11, 2017 @equalsJeffH equalsJeffH committed with jcjones Renaming WebAuthn -> Authentication (#317)
* Possible resolution of #288 #310 #311

* fixing up 'webauthn assertion' occurances

* minor grammar edits


Web Authentication Specification

This is the repository for the W3C WebAuthn Working Group, producing the draft "Web Authentication" specification.


To materially contribute to this specification, you must meet the requiements outlined in CONTRIBUTING.md. Also, before submitting feedback, please familiarize yourself with our current issues list and review the mailing list discussion.

Building the Draft

Formatted HTML for the draft can be built using bikeshed (see below for instructions for bikeshed installation):

$ bikeshed spec

You may also want to use the watch functionality to automatically regenerate as you make changes:

$ bikeshed watch

Bikeshed Installation and Setup

You will need to have the Python tools pygments and bikeshed to build the draft. Pygments can be obtained via pip, but Bikeshed will need to be downloaded with git:

git clone --depth=1 --branch=master https://github.com/tabatkins/bikeshed.git ./bikeshed
pip install pygments
pip install --editable ./bikeshed
cp -R .spec-data/* ./bikeshed/bikeshed/spec-data

Continuous Integration & Branches

This repository uses .deploy-output.sh to generate the Editor's Draft on the gh-pages branch upon every merge to master. In order to prevent failed merges during continuous integration, the formatted Editor's Draft should not be checked in to master, and it is in the .gitignore file.

Creating a new Working Draft

To build a new WD and upload it to the W3C publishing system:

  • Make sure Bikeshed is installed locally
  • Edit the Bikeshed metadata to change the status from ED to WD (do not commit this change)
  • Build and upload the new draft with
bikeshed echidna --u USERNAME --p PASSWORD --d DECISION_URL

This will create a tarball of the HTML and images, and upload to Echidna. Status of the request can be tracked through the W3C API as described in the Echidna documentation. Note that on Windows, this will give an error about failing to delete a temporary file because it is in use by a different process. This error is harmless; it happens after the submission has completed.

Overall info on echidna is here: https://github.com/w3c/echidna/wiki and here https://labs.w3.org/echidna/.