Group Key Management using IKEv2

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Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (ipsecme WG)
Authors Brian Weis  , Valery Smyslov 
Last updated 2020-07-11 (latest revision 2020-01-08)
Replaces draft-yeung-g-ikev2
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This document presents a set of IKEv2 exchanges that comprise a group key management protocol. The protocol is in conformance with the Multicast Security (MSEC) key management architecture, which contains two components: member registration and group rekeying. Both components require a Group Controller/Key Server to download IPsec group security associations to authorized members of a group. The group members then exchange IP multicast or other group traffic as IPsec packets. This document obsoletes RFC 6407.


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