Bootstrapping Key Infrastructures

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Authors Max Pritikin  , Michael Richardson  , Michael Behringer  , Steinthor Bjarnason 
Last updated 2015-07-06
Replaces draft-pritikin-bootstrapping-keyinfrastructures
Replaced by RFC 8995
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This document specifies automated bootstrapping of an key infrastructure using vendor installed IEEE 802.1AR manufacturing installed certificates, in combination with a vendor based service on the Internet. Before being authenticated, a new device has only link-local connectivity, and does not require a routable address. When a vendor provides an Internet based service, devices can be forced to join only specific domains but for constrained environments we describe a variety of options that allow bootstrapping to proceed.


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