Tunnel Extensible Authentication Protocol (TEAP) Version 1 (RFC7170)
Original Publication Date: 2014-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2014-May-09
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
H. Zhou: AUTHOR [+4]
A tunnel-based Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) method is an EAP method that establishes a secure tunnel and executes other EAP methods under the protection of that secure tunnel. A tunnel-based EAP method can be used in any lower-layer protocol that supports EAP authentication. There are several existing tunnel-based EAP methods that use Transport Layer Security (TLS) [RFC5246] to establish the secure tunnel. EAP methods supporting this include Protected EAP (PEAP) [PEAP], EAP Tunneled Transport Layer Security (EAP-TTLS) [RFC5281], and EAP Flexible Authentication via Secure Tunneling (EAP- FAST) [RFC4851]. However, they all are either vendor-specific or informational, and the industry calls for a Standards Track tunnel- based EAP method. [RFC6678] outlines the list of requirements for a standard tunnel-based EAP method.
Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) H. Zhou Request for Comments: 7170 N. Cam-Winget Category: Standards Track J. Salowey ISSN: 2070-1721 Cisco Systems S. Hanna Infineon Technologies May 2014
Tunnel Extensible Authentication Protocol (TEAP) Version 1
This document defines the Tunnel Extensible Authentication Protocol (TEAP) version 1. TEAP is a tunnel-based EAP method that enables secure communication between a peer and a server by using the Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol to establish a mutually authenticated tunnel. Within the tunnel, TLV objects are used to convey authentication-related data between the EAP peer and the EAP server.
Status of This Memo
This is an Internet Standards Track document.
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Zhou, et al. Standards Track [Page 1]
RFC 7170 TEAP May 2014
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