Transport Layer Security (TLS) Authorization Using Digital Transmission Content Protection (DTCP) Certificates (RFC7562)
Original Publication Date: 2015-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2015-Jul-10
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
The Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol (see TLS 1.0 [RFC2246], TLS 1.1 [RFC4346], and TLS1 .2 [RFC5246]) is being used in an ever increasing variety of operational environments, the most common among which is its use in securing HTTP traffic [RFC2818]. [RFC5878] introduces extensions that enable TLS to operate in environments where authorization information needs to be exchanged between the client and the server before any protected data is exchanged. The use of these TLS authorization extensions is especially attractive since it allows the client and server to determine the type of protected data to exchange based on the authorization information received in the extensions.
Independent Submission D. Thakore Request for Comments: 7562 CableLabs Category: Informational July 2015 ISSN: 2070-1721
Transport Layer Security (TLS) Authorization Using Digital Transmission Content Protection (DTCP) Certificates
This document specifies the use of Digital Transmission Content Protection (DTCP) certificates as an authorization data type in the authorization extension for the Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol. This is in accordance with the guidelines for authorization extensions as specified in RFC 5878. As with other TLS extensions, this authorization data can be included in the client and server hello messages to confirm that both parties support the desired authorization data types. If supported by both the client and the server, DTCP certificates are exchanged in the supplemental data TLS handshake message as specified in RFC 4680. This authorization data type extension is in support of devices containing DTCP certificates issued by the Digital Transmission Licensing Administrator (DTLA).
Status of This Memo
This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is published for informational purposes.
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RFC 7562 TLS Auth Using DTCP July 2015
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1. Introduction ....................................................3
1.1. Applicability Statement ....................................3