Browse Prior Art Database

PT-EAP: Posture Transport (PT) Protocol for Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) Tunnel Methods (RFC7171)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000236661D
Original Publication Date: 2014-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2014-May-09
Document File: 38 page(s) / 46K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

N. Cam-Winget: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This document specifies PT-EAP, a Posture Transport (PT) protocol protected by a TLS-protected EAP tunnel method. The PT protocol in the Network Endpoint Assessment (NEA) architecture is responsible for transporting Posture Broker (PB-TNC [RFC5793]) batches, often containing Posture Attributes (PA-TNC [RFC5792]), across the network between the NEA Client and NEA Server. The PT-EAP protocol must be protected by an outer TLS-based EAP tunnel method to ensure the exchanged messages are protected from a variety of threats from hostile intermediaries.

This text was extracted from an ASCII text file.
This is the abbreviated version, containing approximately 6% of the total text.

Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                     N. Cam-Winget Request for Comments: 7171                                 Cisco Systems Category: Standards Track                                    P. Sangster ISSN: 2070-1721                                     Symantec Corporation                                                                 May 2014

                 PT-EAP: Posture Transport (PT) Protocol       for Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) Tunnel Methods

Abstract

   This document specifies PT-EAP, a Posture Transport (PT) protocol    based on the Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) and designed to    be used only inside an EAP tunnel method protected by Transport Layer    Security (TLS).  The document also describes the intended    applicability of PT-EAP.

Status of This Memo

   This is an Internet Standards Track document.

   This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force    (IETF).  It represents the consensus of the IETF community.  It has    received public review and has been approved for publication by the    Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG).  Further information on    Internet Standards is available in Section 2 of RFC 5741.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,    and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at    http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc7171.

Copyright Notice

   Copyright (c) 2014 IETF Trust and the persons identified as the    document authors.  All rights reserved.

   This document is subject to BCP 78 and the IETF Trust's Legal    Provisions Relating to IETF Documents    (http://trustee.ietf.org/license-info) in effect on the date of    publication of this document.  Please review these documents    carefully, as they describe your rights and restrictions with respect    to this document.  Code Components extracted from this document must    include Simplified BSD License text as described in Section 4.e of    the Trust Legal Provisions and are provided without warranty as    described in the Simplified BSD License.

Cam-Winget & Sangster        Standards Track                    [Page 1]
 RFC 7171                       NEA PT-EAP                       May 2014

 Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2

     1.1.  Prerequisites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3

     1.2.  Message Diagram Conventions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3

     1.3.  Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3

     1.4.  Conventions Used in This Document . . . . . . . . . . . .   4

 ...