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Use of Transport Layer Security (TLS) in the Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP) (RFC7590)

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Original Publication Date: 2015-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2015-Jun-20
Document File: 18 page(s) / 20K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

P. Saint-Andre: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

The Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP) [RFC6120] (along with its precursor, the so-called "Jabber protocol") has used Transport Layer Security (TLS) [RFC5246] (along with its precursor, Secure Sockets Layer or SSL) since 1999. Both [RFC6120] and its predecessor [RFC3920] provided recommendations regarding the use of TLS in XMPP. In order to address the evolving threat model on the Internet today, this document provides stronger recommendations.

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                    P. Saint-Andre Request for Comments: 7590                                          &yet Updates: 6120                                                T. Alkemade Category: Standards Track                                      June 2015 ISSN: 2070-1721

               Use of Transport Layer Security (TLS) in the            Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP)

Abstract

   This document provides recommendations for the use of Transport Layer    Security (TLS) in the Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol    (XMPP).  This document updates RFC 6120.

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/rfc7590.

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Saint-Andre & Alkemade       Standards Track                    [Page 1]
 RFC 7590                        XMPP TLS                       June 2015

 Table of Contents

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

   2.  Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2

   3.  Recommendations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3

     3.1.  Support for TLS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3

     3.2.  Compression . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3

     3.3.  Session Resumption  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3

     3.4.  Authenticated Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4

     3.5.  Server Name Indication  . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....