Shepherd writeup

Shepherd Write Up: draft-kivinen-ipsecme-oob-pubkey-10

1. Summary

The document shepherd is Yaron Sheffer. The responsible Area Director is Kathlen Moriarty.

The document extends IKEv2 with generic support for multiple formats of raw public keys. This is expected to be used in IOT settings and/or setups using DANE. Raw RSA keys were removed from IKEv2 in its latest iteration (RFC 7296) in anticipation of this document. There was not enough IPsecME WG energy behind the draft, so it never became a WG document. But the chairs do support its publication as an AD-sponsored Standards Track RFC so as not to lose an existing IKEv2 feature ( The document updates RFC 7296.

2. Review and Consensus

There was relatively little review in the working group. However this is a small extension to the protocol and it was written by experienced IPsec implementors; moreover, it re-enacts and extends functionality that's been there for a while. The shepherd reviewed the document twice (as well as earlier, during its WG lifetime), resulting in several changes. The shepherd believes the document is now in good shape for publication.

We are not aware of any implementations of this extension at the moment.

3. Intellectual Property

Each author has confirmed conformance with BCP 78/79. There is no known IPR associated with the draft.

4. Other Points

According to the Nits checker, the abstract should mention that the document updates RFC 7296.