PKIX over Secure HTTP (POSH) (RFC7711)
Original Publication Date: 2015-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2016-Feb-07
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M. Miller: AUTHOR [+2]
We begin with a thought experiment.
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)
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.
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RFC 7711 POSH November 2015
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