Portable Symmetric Key Container (PSKC) (RFC6030)
Original Publication Date: 2010-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2010-Oct-30
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
P. Hoyer: AUTHOR [+3]
With the increasing use of symmetric-key-based systems, such as encryption of data at rest or systems used for strong authentication, such as those based on One-Time Password (OTP) and Challenge/Response (CR) mechanisms, there is a need for vendor interoperability and a standard format for importing and exporting (provisioning) symmetric keys. For instance, traditionally, vendors of authentication servers and service providers have used proprietary formats for importing and exporting these keys into their systems, thus making it hard to use tokens from two different vendors.
Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) P. Hoyer Request for Comments: 6030 ActivIdentity Category: Standards Track M. Pei ISSN: 2070-1721 VeriSign S. Machani Diversinet October 2010
Portable Symmetric Key Container (PSKC)
This document specifies a symmetric key format for the transport and provisioning of symmetric keys to different types of crypto modules. For example, One-Time Password (OTP) shared secrets or symmetric cryptographic keys to strong authentication devices. A standard key transport format enables enterprises to deploy best-of-breed solutions combining components from different vendors into the same infrastructure.
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RFC 6030 Portable Symmetric Key Container (PSKC) October 2010
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1. Introduction ....................................................