Database of Long-Lived Symmetric Cryptographic Keys (RFC7210)
Original Publication Date: 2014-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2014-Apr-22
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
R. Housley: AUTHOR [+4]
This document specifies the information that needs to be included in a database of long-lived cryptographic keys in order to key the cryptographic authentication of routing protocols. This conceptual database is designed to separate protocol-specific aspects from both manual and automated key management. The intent is to allow many different implementation approaches to the specified cryptographic key database, while simplifying specification and heterogeneous deployments. This conceptual database avoids the need to build knowledge of any security protocol into key management protocols. It minimizes protocol-specific knowledge in operational/management interfaces, and it constrains where that knowledge can appear. Textual conventions are provided for the representation of keys and other identifiers. These conventions should be used when presenting keys and identifiers to operational/management interfaces or reading keys/identifiers from these interfaces. This satisfies the operational requirement that all implementations represent the keys and key identifiers in the same way so that cross-vendor configuration instructions can be provided.
Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) R. Housley Request for Comments: 7210 Vigil Security Category: Standards Track T. Polk ISSN: 2070-1721 NIST S. Hartman Painless Security D. Zhang Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. April 2014
Database of Long-Lived Symmetric Cryptographic Keys
This document specifies the information contained in a conceptual database of long-lived cryptographic keys used by many different routing protocols for message security. The database is designed to support both manual and automated key management. In addition to describing the schema for the database, this document describes the operations that can be performed on the database as well as the requirements for the routing protocols that wish to use the database. In many typical scenarios, the protocols do not directly use the long-lived key, but rather a key derivation function is used to derive a short-lived key from a long-lived key.
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This is an Internet Standards Track document.
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Housley, et al. Standards Track [Page 1]
RFC 7210 Table of Cryptographic Keys April 2014
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