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PKIX over Secure HTTP (POSH) (RFC7711)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000245066D
Original Publication Date: 2015-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2016-Feb-07
Document File: 36 page(s) / 41K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

M. Miller: AUTHOR [+2]

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                         M. Miller Request for Comments: 7711                           Cisco Systems, Inc. Category: Standards Track                                 P. Saint-Andre ISSN: 2070-1721                                                     &yet                                                            November 2015

                       PKIX over Secure HTTP (POSH)

Abstract

   Experience has shown that it is difficult to deploy proper PKIX    certificates for Transport Layer Security (TLS) in multi-tenanted    environments.  As a result, domains hosted in such environments often    deploy applications using certificates that identify the hosting    service, not the hosted domain.  Such deployments force end users and    peer services to accept a certificate with an improper identifier,    resulting in degraded security.  This document defines methods that    make it easier to deploy certificates for proper server identity    checking in non-HTTP application protocols.  Although these methods    were developed for use in the Extensible Messaging and Presence    Protocol (XMPP) as a Domain Name Association (DNA) prooftype, they    might also be usable in other non-HTTP application protocols.

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/rfc7711.

 Miller & Saint-Andre         Standards Track                    [Page 1]
 RFC 7711                          POSH                     November 2015

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