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Identity Representation for RSVP (RFC2752) Disclosure Number: IPCOM000003349D
Original Publication Date: 2000-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2019-Feb-10
Document File: 17 page(s) / 20K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

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S. Yadav: AUTHOR [+5]

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10.17487/RFC2752: DOI


This document describes the representation of identity information in POLICY_DATA object for supporting policy based admission control in RSVP. [STANDARDS-TRACK]

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Network Working Group S. Yadav Request for Comments: 2752 R. Yavatkar Category: Standards Track Intel R. Pabbati P. Ford T. Moore Microsoft S. Herzog IPHighway January 2000

Identity Representation for RSVP

Status of this Memo

This document specifies an Internet standards track protocol for the Internet community, and requests discussion and suggestions for improvements. Please refer to the current edition of the "Internet Official Protocol Standards" (STD 1) for the standardization state and status of this protocol. Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

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Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2000). All Rights Reserved.


This document describes the representation of identity information in POLICY_DATA object [POL-EXT] for supporting policy based admission control in RSVP. The goal of identity representation is to allow a process on a system to securely identify the owner and the application of the communicating process (e.g. user id) and convey this information in RSVP messages (PATH or RESV) in a secure manner. We describe the encoding of identities as RSVP policy element. We describe the processing rules to generate identity policy elements for multicast merged flows. Subsequently, we describe representations of user identities for Kerberos and Public Key based user authentication mechanisms. In summary we describe the use of this identity information in an operational setting.

1. Conventions used in this document

The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT", "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and "OPTIONAL" in this document are to be interpreted as described in [RFC-2119].

Yadav, et al. Standards Track [Page 1]

RFC 2752 Identity Representation for RSVP January 2000

2. Introduction

RSVP [RFC 2205] is a resource reservation setup protocol designed for an integrated services Internet [RFC 1633]. RSVP is used by a host to request specific quality of service (QoS) from the network for particular application data streams or flows. RSVP is also used by routers to deliver QoS requests to all nodes along the path(s) of the flows and to establish and maintain state to provide the requested service. RSVP requests will generally result in resources being reserved in each node along the data path. RSVP allows particular users to obtain preferential access to network resources, under the control of an admission control mechanism. Permission to make a reservation is based both upon the availability of the requested resources along the path of the data and upon satisfaction of policy rules. Providing policy based admission control mechanism based on user identity or application is one of the prime requirements.

In order to solve these problems and implement identity based policy control it is required to identify the user and/or application making a RSVP request.

This document proposes a mechanism for sending identification information in the RSVP messages and enables authorization decisions based on...