Nimble out-of-band authentication for EAP (EAP-NOOB)
draft-ietf-emu-eap-noob-02

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Network Working Group                                            T. Aura
Internet-Draft                                          Aalto University
Intended status: Standards Track                                M. Sethi
Expires: January 13, 2021                                       Ericsson
                                                           July 12, 2020

          Nimble out-of-band authentication for EAP (EAP-NOOB)
                       draft-ietf-emu-eap-noob-02

Abstract

   The Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) provides support for
   multiple authentication methods.  This document defines the EAP-NOOB
   authentication method for nimble out-of-band (OOB) authentication and
   key derivation.  The EAP method is intended for bootstrapping all
   kinds of Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices that have no pre-configured
   authentication credentials.  The method makes use of a user-assisted
   one-directional OOB message between the peer device and
   authentication server to authenticate the in-band key exchange.  The
   device must have an input or output interface, such as a display,
   microphone, speakers or blinking light, which can send or receive
   dynamically generated messages of tens of bytes in length.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   2.  Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   3.  EAP-NOOB protocol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     3.1.  Protocol overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     3.2.  Protocol messages and sequences . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
       3.2.1.  Common handshake in all EAP-NOOB exchanges  . . . . .   8
       3.2.2.  Initial Exchange  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
       3.2.3.  OOB Step  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
       3.2.4.  Completion Exchange . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
       3.2.5.  Waiting Exchange  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
     3.3.  Protocol data fields  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
       3.3.1.  Peer identifier, realm and NAI  . . . . . . . . . . .  16
       3.3.2.  Message data fields . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  18
     3.4.  Fast reconnect and rekeying . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  23
       3.4.1.  Persistent EAP-NOOB association . . . . . . . . . . .  23
       3.4.2.  Reconnect Exchange  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  24
       3.4.3.  User reset  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  27
     3.5.  Key derivation  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  28
     3.6.  Error handling  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  31
       3.6.1.  Invalid messages  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  33
       3.6.2.  Unwanted peer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  33
       3.6.3.  State mismatch  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  33
       3.6.4.  Negotiation failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  33
       3.6.5.  Cryptographic verification failure  . . . . . . . . .  34
       3.6.6.  Application-specific failure  . . . . . . . . . . . .  34
   4.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  35
     4.1.  Cryptosuites  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  35
     4.2.  Message Types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  36
     4.3.  Error codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  36
     4.4.  Domain name reservation considerations  . . . . . . . . .  37
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