An Extension for EAP-Only Authentication in IKEv2 (RFC5998)
Original Publication Date: 2010-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2010-Sep-18
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
P. Eronen: AUTHOR [+3]
The Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP), defined in [RFC3748], is an authentication framework that supports multiple authentication mechanisms. Today, EAP has been implemented at end hosts and routers that connect via switched circuits or dial-up lines using PPP [RFC1661], IEEE 802 wired switches [IEEE8021X], and IEEE 802.11 wireless access points [IEEE80211i].
Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) P. Eronen Request for Comments: 5998 Independent Updates: 5996 H. Tschofenig Category: Standards Track Nokia Siemens Networks ISSN: 2070-1721 Y. Sheffer Independent September 2010
An Extension for EAP-Only Authentication in IKEv2
IKEv2 specifies that Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) authentication must be used together with responder authentication based on public key signatures. This is necessary with old EAP methods that provide only unilateral authentication using, e.g., one- time passwords or token cards.
This document specifies how EAP methods that provide mutual authentication and key agreement can be used to provide extensible responder authentication for IKEv2 based on methods other than public key signatures.
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This is an Internet Standards Track document.
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RFC 5998 Extension for EAP in IKEv2 September 2010
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