Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) Key Management Framework
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From: The IESG <email@example.com> To: IETF-Announce <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: Internet Architecture Board <email@example.com>, RFC Editor <firstname.lastname@example.org>, eap mailing list <email@example.com>, eap chair <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Protocol Action: 'Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) Key Management Framework' to Proposed Standard The IESG has approved the following document: - 'Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) Key Management Framework ' <draft-ietf-eap-keying-23.txt> as a Proposed Standard This document is the product of the Extensible Authentication Protocol Working Group. The IESG contact persons are Jari Arkko and Mark Townsley. A URL of this Internet-Draft is: http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-ietf-eap-keying-23.txt
Technical Summary This document specifies the EAP key hierarchy and provides a framework for the transport and usage of keying material generated by EAP authentication algorithms, known as "methods". It also provides a system-level security analysis, according to the principles described in "Guidance for AAA Key Management". Working Group Summary Much of the WG discussion of this document centered on aspects of key management, including key creation, deletion, transport and naming. EAP usage is growing increasingly diverse, so that there was discussion about whether the the examples depict the issues encountered in existing EAP lower layer implementations, and whether the principles articulated are universal or merely true for all existing implementations. There was also discussion about the relationship between this document and "Guidance for AAA Key Management" which articulates principles that AAA Key Management solutions must satisfy to qualify for standards track publication. Document Quality There are existing implementations of this document, and further implementations are likely. Personnel Bernard Aboba is the document shepherd. The responsible Area Director is Jari Arkko. No IANA expert is needed.