Encrypting the Protocol for Carrying Authentication for Network Access (PANA) Attribute-Value Pairs
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From: The IESG <email@example.com> To: IETF-Announce <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: RFC Editor <email@example.com> Subject: Protocol Action: 'Encrypting PANA AVPs' to Proposed Standard (draft-yegin-pana-encr-avp-10.txt) The IESG has approved the following document: - 'Encrypting PANA AVPs' (draft-yegin-pana-encr-avp-10.txt) as Proposed Standard This document has been reviewed in the IETF but is not the product of an IETF Working Group. The IESG contact person is Ralph Droms. A URL of this Internet Draft is: http://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-yegin-pana-encr-avp/
Technical Summary Various types of payloads are exchanged as part of the network access authentication and authorization using PANA. These payloads are carried in AVPs. AVPs can be integrity-protected using the AUTH AVP when EAP authentication generates cryptographic keying material. PANA AVPs are transmitted in the clear (i.e., not encrypted). There are certain types of payloads that need to be delivered privately (e.g., network keys, private identifiers, etc.). This document defines a mechanism for applying encryption to selected AVPs. Working Group Summary The document would have been considered in the PANA WG, however it is now defunct. The document was presented to the PANA WG mailing list for comments on March 16 2012. Comments were received and a revised draft was submitted to the PANA WG mailing list on April 10 2012. No further comments were received. There was no controversy surrounding the document. Document Quality There are numerous existing implementations of the protocol as it is currently being adopted and tested by ZigBee Alliance members involved in the development of the ZigBee IP stack. There are currently 7 independent vendors implementing the protocol. Yasuyuki Tanaka performed a thorough review of draft version 01 and his review was posted to the PANA WG mailing list on March 26 2012. Personnel The Document Shepherd and Responsible Area Director is Ralph Droms. In accordance with "Guidance on Area Director Sponsoring of Documents", Robert Cragie is assisting in providing the PROTO write-up.