EAP Smart Card Protocol (EAP-SC)

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The EAP Smart Card Protocol (EAP-SC) defines an EAP Method and Multiplexing model for the support of Smart Card based authentication methods. EAP-SC provides a uniform framework for interfacing with Smart Cards within the EAP [RFC3748] context. EAP- SC provides for encapsulation of other EAP methods (such as [EAP- TLS], [EAP-SIM] and [EAP-AKA]). Smart Cards are hardware security devices that are widely used in data and voice networks to authenticate users and devices, and to enforce security policies on the client platform. EAP-SC enhances the security of authentication methods by enabling the use of Smart Cards for the secure provisioning and storage of keys and credentials, and the secure execution of security sensitive functions. In addition, EAP-SC provides security requirements for the support of Smart Card based Authentication Methods that ensure a uniform level of security complementary to the underlying authentication method.


Pascal Urien (Pascal.Urien@enst.fr)

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