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Diameter Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) Application (RFC4072)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000127372D
Original Publication Date: 2005-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Aug-26
Document File: 34 page(s) / 80K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

P. Eronen: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

The Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) provides a standard mechanism for support of various authentication methods. This document defines the Command-Codes and AVPs necessary to carry EAP packets between a Network Access Server (NAS) and a back-end authentication server.

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Network Working Group                                     P. Eronen, Ed.
Request for Comments: 4072                                         Nokia
Category: Standards Track                                      T. Hiller
                                                     Lucent Technologies
                                                                 G. Zorn
                                                           Cisco Systems
                                                             August 2005


     Diameter Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) Application

Status of This Memo

   This document specifies an Internet standards track protocol for the
   Internet community, and requests discussion and suggestions for
   improvements.  Please refer to the current edition of the "Internet
   Official Protocol Standards" (STD 1) for the standardization state
   and status of this protocol.  Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

   Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2005).

Abstract

   The Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) provides a standard
   mechanism for support of various authentication methods.  This
   document defines the Command-Codes and AVPs necessary to carry EAP
   packets between a Network Access Server (NAS) and a back-end
   authentication server.

Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction ...................................................2
       1.1.  Conventions Used in This Document ........................3
   2.  Extensible Authentication Protocol Support in Diameter .........3
       2.1.  Advertising Application Support ..........................3
       2.2.  Protocol Overview ........................................4
       2.3.  Sessions and NASREQ Interaction ..........................6
             2.3.1. Scenario 1: Direct Connection .....................7
             2.3.2. Scenario 2: Direct Connection with Redirects ......8
             2.3.3. Scenario 3: Direct EAP, Authorization via Agents ..9
             2.3.4. Scenario 4: Proxy Agents .........................10
       2.4.  Invalid Packets .........................................10
       2.5.  Retransmission ..........................................11
       2.6.  Fragmentation ...........................................12
       2.7.  Accounting ..............................................12
       2.8.  Usage Guidelines ........................................13

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