Host Identity Protocol Certificates (RFC8002)
Original Publication Date: 2016-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2016-Oct-15
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T. Heer: AUTHOR [+2]
Digital certificates bind pieces of information to a public key by means of a digital signature and thus enable the holder of a private key to generate cryptographically verifiable statements. The Host Identity Protocol (HIP) [RFC7401] defines a new cryptographic namespace based on asymmetric cryptography. The identity of each host is derived from a public key, allowing hosts to digitally sign data and issue certificates with their private key. This document specifies the CERT parameter, which is used to transmit digital certificates in HIP. It fills the placeholder specified in Section 5.2 of [RFC7401] and thus updates [RFC7401].
Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) T. Heer Request for Comments: 8002 Albstadt-Sigmaringen University Obsoletes: 6253 S. Varjonen Updates: 7401 University of Helsinki Category: Standards Track October 2016 ISSN: 2070-1721
Host Identity Protocol Certificates
The Certificate (CERT) parameter is a container for digital certificates. It is used for carrying these certificates in Host Identity Protocol (HIP) control packets. This document specifies the certificate parameter and the error signaling in case of a failed verification. Additionally, this document specifies the representations of Host Identity Tags (HITs) in X.509 version 3 (v3).
The concrete use cases of certificates, including how certificates are obtained and requested and which actions are taken upon successful or failed verification, are specific to the scenario in which the certificates are used. Hence, the definition of these scenario-specific aspects is left to the documents that use the CERT parameter.
This document updates RFC 7401 and obsoletes RFC 6253.
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.
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/rfc8002.
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RFC 8002 HIP CERT October 2016
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