Concise Software Identification Tags
draft-ietf-sacm-coswid-12

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SACM Working Group                                           H. Birkholz
Internet-Draft                                            Fraunhofer SIT
Intended status: Standards Track                     J. Fitzgerald-McKay
Expires: January 26, 2020                          Department of Defense
                                                              C. Schmidt
                                                   The MITRE Corporation
                                                           D. Waltermire
                                                                    NIST
                                                           July 25, 2019

                  Concise Software Identification Tags
                       draft-ietf-sacm-coswid-12

Abstract

   ISO/IEC 19770-2:2015 Software Identification (SWID) tags provide an
   extensible XML-based structure to identify and describe individual
   software components, patches, and installation bundles.  SWID tag
   representations can be too large for devices with network and storage
   constraints.  This document defines a concise representation of SWID
   tags: Concise SWID (CoSWID) tags.  CoSWID supports the same features
   as SWID tags, as well as additional semantics that allow CoSWIDs to
   describe additional types of information, all in a more memory
   efficient format.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     1.1.  The SWID and CoSWID Tag Lifecycle . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     1.2.  Concise SWID Format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     1.3.  Requirements Notation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
   2.  Concise SWID Data Definition  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     2.1.  Character Encoding  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     2.2.  Concise SWID Extensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     2.3.  The concise-swid-tag Group  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
     2.4.  concise-swid-tag Co-constraints . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
     2.5.  The global-attributes Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
     2.6.  The entity-entry Group  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
     2.7.  The link-entry Map  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  18
     2.8.  The software-meta-entry Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  22
     2.9.  The Resource Collection Definition  . . . . . . . . . . .  26
       2.9.1.  The hash-entry Array  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  26
       2.9.2.  The resource-collection Group . . . . . . . . . . . .  26
       2.9.3.  The payload-entry Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  29
       2.9.4.  The evidence-entry Group  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  30
     2.10. Full CDDL Definition  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  30
   3.  Determining the Type of CoSWID  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  36
   4.  CoSWID Indexed Label Values . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  37
     4.1.  Version Scheme  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  37
     4.2.  Entity Role Values  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  38
     4.3.  Link Ownership Values . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  39
     4.4.  Link Rel Values . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  40
     4.5.  Link Use Values . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  42
   5.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  43
     5.1.  CoSWID Items Registry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  43
     5.2.  SWID/CoSWID Value Registries  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  46
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