Transport Layer Security (TLS) Cached Information Extension (RFC7924)
Original Publication Date: 2016-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2016-Jul-20
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
S. Santesson: AUTHOR [+2]
Reducing the amount of information exchanged during a Transport Layer Security handshake to a minimum helps to improve performance in environments where devices are connected to a network with a low bandwidth and lossy radio technology. With the Internet of Things, such environments exist, for example, when devices use IEEE 802.15.4, Bluetooth Low Energy, or low power wide area networks. For more information about the challenges with smart object deployments, please see [RFC6574].
Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) S. Santesson Request for Comments: 7924 3xA Security AB Category: Standards Track H. Tschofenig ISSN: 2070-1721 ARM Ltd. July 2016
Transport Layer Security (TLS) Cached Information Extension
Transport Layer Security (TLS) handshakes often include fairly static information, such as the server certificate and a list of trusted certification authorities (CAs). This information can be of considerable size, particularly if the server certificate is bundled with a complete certificate chain (i.e., the certificates of intermediate CAs up to the root CA).
This document defines an extension that allows a TLS client to inform a server of cached information, thereby enabling the server to omit already available information.
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 7841.
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Santesson & Tschofenig Standards Track [Page 1]
RFC 7924 TLS Cached Information Extension July 2016
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Table of Contents
1. Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
2. Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
3. Cached Information Extension . . . . . . . . . . ....