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Criteria for Evaluating AAA Protocols for Network Access (RFC2989)

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Original Publication Date: 2000-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2001-Aug-17
Document File: 29 page(s) / 53K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

B. Aboba: AUTHOR [+26]

Abstract

This document represents a summary of Authentication, Authorization, Accounting (AAA) protocol requirements for network access. In creating this document, inputs were taken from documents produced by the Network Access Server Requirements Next Generation (NASREQ), Roaming Operations (ROAMOPS), and MOBILEIP working groups, as well as from TIA 45.6.

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Network Working Group B. Aboba, Microsoft Request for Comments: 2989 P. Calhoun, S. Glass, Sun Microsystems, Inc. Category: Informational T. Hiller, P. McCann, H. Shiino, P. Walsh, Lucent

G. Zorn, G. Dommety, Cisco Systems, Inc. C. Perkins, B. Patil, Nokia Telecommunications D. Mitton, S. Manning, Nortel Networks M. Beadles, SmartPipes Inc.

X. Chen, Alcatel S. Sivalingham, Ericsson Wireless Communications

A. Hameed, Fujitsu

M. Munson, GTE Wireless

S. Jacobs, GTE Laboratories B. Lim, LG Information Communications, Ltd. B. Hirschman, Motorola

R. Hsu, Qualcomm, Inc. H. Koo, Samsung Telecommunications America, Inc.

M. Lipford, Sprint PCS E. Campbell, 3Com Corporation

Y. Xu, Watercove Networks S. Baba, Toshiba America Research, Inc. E. Jaques, Vodaphone Airtouch

November 2000

Criteria for Evaluating AAA Protocols for Network Access

Status of this Memo

This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard of any kind. Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2000). All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

This document represents a summary of Authentication, Authorization, Accounting (AAA) protocol requirements for network access. In creating this document, inputs were taken from documents produced by the Network Access Server Requirements Next Generation (NASREQ), Roaming Operations (ROAMOPS), and MOBILEIP working groups, as well as from TIA 45.6.

Aboba, et al. Informational [Page 1]

RFC 2989 Network Access AAA Evaluation Criteria November 2000

This document summarizes the requirements collected from those sources, separating requirements for authentication, authorization and accounting. Details on the requirements are available in the original documents.

1. Introduction

This document represents a summary of AAA protocol requirements for network access. In creating this documents, inputs were taken from documents produced by the NASREQ [3], ROAMOPS [2], and MOBILEIP [5] working groups, as well as from TIA 45.6 [4]. This document summarizes the requirements collected from those sources, separating requirements for authentication, authorization and accounting. Details on the requirements are available in the original documents.

1.1. Requirements language

In this document, the key words "MAY", "MUST, "MUST NOT", "optional", "recommended", "SHOULD", and "SHOULD NOT", are to be interpreted as described in [1].

Please note that the requirements specified in this document are to be used in evaluating AAA protocol submissions. As such, the requirements language refers to capabilities of these protocols; the protocol documents will specify whether these features are required, recommended, or optional. For example, requiring that a protocol support confidentiality is NOT the same thing as requir...