A WebRTC Extension to Allow Identity Negotiation at Runtime

Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10360)


In this paper we describe our implementation of the WebRTC identity architecture. We adapt OpenID Connect servers to support WebRTC peer to peer authentication and detail the issues and solutions found in the process. We observe that although WebRTC allows for the exchange of identity assertion between peers, users lack feedback and control over the other party authentication. To allow identity negotiation during a WebRTC communication setup, we propose an extension to the Session Description Protocol. Our implementation demonstrates current limitations with respect to the current WebRTC specification.



This work has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement No. 645342, project reTHINK.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Orange LabsCesson-SevigneFrance
  2. 2.INRIARennesFrance
  3. 3.IRISARennesFrance

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