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INTERNET-DRAFT                                 Editor: Stephen Farrell
expires in six months                           Baltimore Technologies
                                                         November 2002

                  Securely Available Credentials Protocol

Status of this Memo

   This document is an Internet-Draft and is in full conformance with
   all provisions of Section 10 of [RFC2026].

   Internet-Drafts are working documents of the Internet Engineering
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   This document describes a protocol the secure up- and down-load of
   cryptographic credentials. Discussion of this draft is taking place
   on the SACRED mailing list of the IETF SACRED working group (see
   http://www.imc.org/ietf-sacred for subscription information).

Table Of Contents

   Status of this Memo.............................................1
   Table Of Contents...............................................1
   1. Introduction.................................................2
   2. The protocol.................................................3
   3. BEEP Profile for SACRED......................................8
   4. IANA Considerations.........................................10
   5. Security Considerations.....................................11
   Editor's Address...............................................13
   Full Copyright Statement.......................................14
   Appendix A: XML Schema.........................................14
   Appendix B: An Example of Tuning with BEEP.....................17
   Appendix C: Provision SACRED using other Protocols.............19
   Appendix D: Changes & Open Issues..............................19

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1. Introduction

   We describe a protocol whereby a user can acquire cryptographic
   credentials (e.g., private keys, PKCS #15 [PKCS15] structures) from
   a credential server, using a workstation that has locally trusted
   software installed, but with no user-specific configuration. This is
   somewhat less secure than a smart card, but can be used until smart
   cards and smart card readers on workstations become ubiquitous, and
   can be useful even after smart cards are ubiquitous, as a backup
   strategy when a user's smart card is lost or malfunctioning.

   The protocol's payloads are described in XML. This memo also
   specifies a BEEP [BEEP] profile of the protocol. The protocol sets
   out to meet the requirements in [REQS]. In particular, security
   requirements in [REQS] are met by mandating support for TLS [TLS]
   and/or DIGEST-MD5 [DIGEST-MD5].

   We assume the only authentication information available to the user
   is a username and password.

   Many user-chosen passwords are vulnerable to dictionary attacks. So
   this protocol is designed to give no information with which an
   attacker can acquire information for launching a dictionary attack,
   whether by eavesdropping or by impersonating either the client or

   The protocol also allows a user to create or delete an account,
   change her account password and/or credentials and upload the new
   values to the server. The protocol ensures that only someone that
   knew the old account password is able to modify the credentials as
   stored on the credential server. The protocol does not preclude
   configuring a server to disallow some operations (e.g. credential
   upload) for some users. The account management operations as a whole
   are optional to implement for both credential servers and clients.

   Note that there are potentially two "passwords" involved when using
   this protocol - the first used to authenticate the user to the
   credential server, and the second to decrypt (parts of) the
   credential following a download operation. Where the context
   requires it, we refer to the former as the account password and the
   latter as the credential password.

   The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT",
   this document are to be interpreted as described in [RFC2119].

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2. The protocol

   This section defines the account management and "run-time"
   operations for the SACRED protocol.

   It also describes the message formats used, which are described in
   XML [XMLSCHEMA]. Appendix A provides an XML schema for these

   The approach taken here is to define SACRED elements that are
   compatible with the elements used in [XKMS] and [XMLDSIG], so that
   an implementation of this protocol can easily also support XKMS, and
   vice versa.

   It is also intended that other SACRED protocol instances (e.g. using
   a different authentication scheme, credential format or transport
   protocol) could re-use many of the definitions here.

2.1 Account management operations

   These operations MAY be implemented, that is, they are OPTIONAL.

2.1.1   Information Request

   This operation does NOT REQUIRE authentication.

   The purpose of this operation is to provide to the client the values
   required for account creation.

   The client sends an InfoRequest message (which has no content).

   The server responds with an InfoResponse message which contains the
   authentication mechanism parameters for the server and the list of
   supported ProcessInfo types. For DIGEST-MD5 this consists of the
   list of realms (each as an XML element named "Realm") which the
   server supports. There MUST be at least one realm specified. Clients
   MUST be able to select one from a list of Realms and MUST be able to
   disregard any other information present (allowed for extensibility).

2.1.2   Create Account

   This operation REQUIRES server authentication.

   The purpose of this operation is to setup a new account on the
   server.  The information required for a "new" account will depend on
   the SASL [SASL] mechanism used.

   The client sends a CreateAccountRequest, which contains the account
   name (e.g. username). It also contains the elements required to
   create an account for a particular authentication mechanism.  The
   actual information is defined according to the authentication
   mechanism. For DIGEST-MD5 this consists of the password verifier
   (the hashed username, password and realm) and the chosen realm.

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   Although more than one set of such data is allowed by the data
   structures defined in the appendix, clients SHOULD only include one

   The server responds with an error or acknowledgement message.

2.1.3   Remove Account

   This operation REQUIRES mutual authentication.

   The purpose of this operation is to delete the entire account.

   The client sends a RemoveAccountRequest message (which has no
   content) to the server.

   The server MUST delete all information relating to the account and
   respond with an error or acknowledgement message.

2.1.4   Modify Account

   This operation REQUIRES mutual authentication.

   The purpose of this operation is to allow the client to change the
   information required for authentication.  The information required
   will depend on the authentication method used.

   The client sends a ModifyAccountRequest message which contains the
   elements required to change the authentication information for the
   account, for a particular authentication mechanism.  The actual
   information is defined according to the authentication mechanism.
   For [DIGEST-MD5] it will consist of a realm and password verifier

   Once the account information has been changed, the server will
   respond with an error or acknowledgement message.

2.2 "Run-time" operations

   These operations MUST be supported by all conformant

2.2.1   Credential Upload

   This operation REQUIRES mutual authentication.

   The purpose of this operation is to allow the client to deposit a
   credential with the server, or to delete one or more credentials
   associated with the account.

   The client sends an UploadRequest message to the server which can
   contain zero or one Credential. If the UploadRequest contains no
   Credential and the UploadRequest contains a "Delete="yes""

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   attribute, then the all the credentials associated with that account
   are deleted.

   If a credential with the same credential selector field as in the
   UploadRequest, (a "matching" credential), already exists for the
   account, then that credential is replaced with the new credential
   from the UploadRequest. Otherwise a "new" credential is associated
   with that account.

   If the new credential from the UploadRequest contains no PayLoad
   field and the new credential has a "Delete="yes"" attribute, then
   the (one and only) "matching" credential is deleted.

   The processing of the "Delete" attribute MUST be strict รป that is,
   this attribute MUST be ignored unless it is set on a data structure
   (either UploadRequest or Credential) which contains no useful value,
   and the value of the attribute MUST be precisely "yes", any other
   string value MUST be ignored.

   If no "matching" credential exists, the server returns an error.

   If any change is made to the stored credentials associated with the
   account then the server MUST update the corresponding LastModified
   value (returned in DownloadResponse messages) to the current time
   (at the server).

   The LastModified value in the UploadRequest MUST be the value which
   was most recently received in a corresponding DownloadResponse for
   that credential. This means the clients are strongly RECOMMENDED to
   only produce an UploadRequest based on recently downloaded
   credentials, since otherwise the LastModified value may be out of

   The LastModified value can also be of use in detecting conflicts.
   For example, download to platform A, download to platform B, update
   from B, update from A.  The server could detect a conflict on the
   second upload. In this case the server MUST respond with a BEEP
   error (which SHOULD be StaleCredential).

   The server MUST replace this with the current time at the server
   before storing the credential however. (Note that this means that it
   would be unwise for a client to include the LastModified field in a
   ClientInfo digital signature which is calculated over the

   The server responds with an error or acknowledgement message.

2.2.2   Credential Download

   This operation REQUIRES mutual authentication.

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   The purpose of this operation is to allow a client to get one or
   more credentials from a server (the purpose of the entire protocol

   The client sends a DownloadRequest message to the server which MAY
   contain a credential selector string for the credential. No, or an
   enmpty, credential selector means the request is for all credentials
   associated with the account.

   The server responds with a DownloadResponse or an error message. A
   DownloadResponse contains one or more credential payloads including
   the LastModified time which represents the time (at the server) when
   the last change was made to each credential associated with the
   account (e.g. subsequent to an UploadRequest).

2.3 Miscellaneous

2.3.1   Session security

   Six SACRED operations are defined above. In this section we specify
   the requirements for security for each of the operations (where

        Operation                 Security REQUIRED
        ---------                 -----------------
        Information request       NONE
        Create account            Server authentication,
                                  Privacy, Integrity
        Remove account            Mutual authentication,
                                  Privacy, Integrity
        Modify account            Mutual authentication,
                                  Privacy, Integrity
        Credential upload         Mutual authentication,
                                  Privacy, Integrity
        Credential download       Mutual authentication,
                                  Privacy, Integrity

   The security requirements can be met by several mechanisms. This
   document REQUIRES credential servers to support TLS and DIGEST-MD5.
   Clients MUST support DIGEST-MD5 and TLS with server authentication.

   The mandatory-to-implement TLS cipher suite for SACRED is

   When performing mutual authentication using DIGEST-MD5 for the
   client, DIGEST-MD5 MUST only be used "within" a TLS server-
   authenticated "pipe", and MUST only be used only for client
   authentication. That is, we do not use the DIGEST-MD5 security
   services (confidentiality, integrity etc.).

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2.3.2   Handling multiple credentials for an account

   When more than one credential is stored under a single account, the
   client can select a single credential using the optional credential
   selector string.

   There is no concept of a "default credential" - all credentials MUST
   have an associated selector unique for that account.  The selector
   is REQUIRED for upload requests and OPTIONAL for download requests.
   If the selector is omitted in a download request it MUST be
   interpreted as a request for all the stored credentials.

   An empty selector string value (i.e. "") in a credential download
   request, is to be interpreted as if the selector string were
   omitted, i.e. a download request containing this is a request for
   all credentials.

   It is an error to have more than one credential stored under the
   same account where both have the same credential selector string.

2.3.3   Common fields

   All messages sent to the server MAY contain ProcessInfo values. This
   field MAY be used by other specifications or for vendor extensions.
   For example, a server might require clients to include a phone
   number in this field. The information response message contains a
   list of the types of ProcessInfo that the server supports. This
   extensibility scheme is similar to that used in [XKMS] and [XBULK].

   Where no specific response message is defined for an operation (e.g.
   for UploadRequest) then the transport will indicate success or

   All of the response messages defined here MAY contain a Status
   string, containing a value intended for human consumption.

2.3.4   Credential Format

   A number of messages involve the Credential element. It has the
   following fields (all optional fields may occur exactly zero or one
   times unless otherwise stated):

   - CredentialSelector contains a string by which this particular
     credential (for this account) can be identified.
   - PayLoad contains either a ds:KeyInfo or some other form of
     credential. Implementations MUST support the PKCS #15 form of
     ds:KeyInfo defined below (the SacredPKCS15 element).
   - LastModified is a string containing the time (at the server) at
     which this credential was last modified.
   - TimeToLive (optional) is a hint which clients SHOULD honor, which
     specifies the number of seconds for which the downloaded
     credential is to be usable.

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   - ProcessInfo (optional) MAY contain any (typed) information that
     the server is intended to process. If the server doesn't support
     any of the ProcessInfo data, it MAY ignore that data.
   - ClientInfo (optional) MAY contain any (typed) information that the
     client is intended to process, but which the server MUST ignore.
     If the client doesn't support any of the ClientInfo data, it MAY
     ignore that data (e.g. if the ClientInfo is device specific).

3. BEEP Profile for SACRED

   The protocol described in this memo is realized as a [BEEP] profile.

   Future memos may define alternative versions of the BEEP profile for
   SACRED. When a BEEP peer sends its greeting, it indicates which
   profiles it is willing to support. Accordingly, when the BEEP client
   asks to start a channel, it indicates the versions it supports, and
   if any of these are acceptable to the BEEP server, the latter
   specifies which profile it is starting.

   Profile Identification: http://iana.org/beep/transient/sacred/bss

   This profile URI is consistent with [TRANS].

   Messages Exchanged during Channel Creation:

   Messages starting one-to-one exchanges:

   Messages in positive replies:

   Messages in negative replies: error

   Messages in one-to-many changes: none

   Message Syntax: c.f.,Section 3

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   Message Semantics: c.f., Section 2

   Contact Information: c.f., the editor's address section of this memo

3.1 Profile Initialization

   Because all but one of the operations of the SACRED profile have
   security requirements (cf., Section 2.3.1), before starting the
   SACRED profile, the BEEP session will likely be tuned using either



          http://iana.org/beep/TLS followed by

   (Appendix B gives an example of tuning a BEEP session using DIGEST-

   Regardless, upon completion of the negotiation process, a tuning
   reset occurs in which both BEEP peers issue a new greeting. Consult
   Section 3 of [BEEP] for an example of how a BEEP peer may choose to
   issue different greetings based on whether privacy is in use.

   Any of the messages listed in section 3.2 below may be exchanged
   during channel initialization (c.f., Section of [BEEP]),

        C: <start number='1'>
        C:   <profile uri='http://iana.org/beep/transient/sacred/bss'>
        C:             <![CDATA[<DownloadRequest ...>]]>
        C:     </profile>
        C: </start>

        S: <profile uri='http://iana.org/beep/transient/sacred/bss'>
        S:   <![CDATA[<DownloadResponse ...>]]>
        S: </profile>

   Note that BEEP imposes both encoding and length limitations on the
   messages that are piggybacked during channel initialization.

3.2 Profile Exchange

   All messages are exchanged as "application/beep+xml" (c.f., Section
   6.4 of [BEEP]):

   Role         MSG                   RPY                     ERR
   ----         ---                   ---                     ---
   I            InfoRequest           InfoResponse            error
   I            CreateAccountRequest  ok                      error
   I            RemoveAccountRequest  ok                      error

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   Role         MSG                   RPY                     ERR
   ----         ---                   ---                     ---
   I            ModifyAccountRequest  ok                      error
   I            DownloadRequest       DownloadResponse        error
   I            UploadRequest         ok                      error

3.3 Error handling

   The "error" message from Section of [BEEP] is used to convey
   error information. Typically, after flagging an error, a peer will
   initiate a graceful release of the BEEP session.

   The following BEEP error reply codes from [BEEP] are to be used:

   code  meaning
   ====  =======
   421   service not available
   450   requested action not taken (e.g., lock already in
   451   requested action aborted (e.g., local error in
   454   temporary authentication failure
   500   general syntax error (e.g., poorly-formed XML)
   501   syntax error in parameters (e.g., non-valid XML)
   504   parameter not implemented
   530   authentication required
   534   authentication mechanism insufficient (e.g., too
         weak, sequence exhausted, etc.)
   535   authentication failure
   537   action not authorized for user
   538   authentication mechanism requires encryption
   550   requested action not taken (e.g., no requested
         profiles are acceptable)
   553   parameter invalid
   554   transaction failed (e.g., policy violation)

   The following SACRED-specific error reply codes can also be used:

   code  Meaning
   ====  =======
   555   Extension (ProcessInfo) used not supported
   556   Required extension (ProcessInfo) not present
   557   StaleCredential (A bad LastModified value was
         contained in an UploadRequest.)

4. IANA Considerations

   If the IANA approves this memo for standards-track publication, then
   the IANA registers the BEEP profile specified in Section 4, and
   selects an appropriate standards-track URI, e.g.,


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   The sacred protocol SHOULD be run over port <<TBD>>.

   The GSSAPI service name (required when using SASL) for this protocol
   SHALL be "sacred".

5. Security Considerations

   [REQS] calls for specifications to state how they address the
   vulnerabilities listed below.

    V1.   A passive attacker can watch all packets on the network and
          later carry out a dictionary attack.
           - The use of DIGEST-MD5 and/or TLS counters this
    V2.   An attacker can attempt to masquerade as a credential server
          in an attempt to get a client to reveal information on line
          that allows for a later dictionary attack.
           - The use of server or mutual authentication counters this
    V3.   An attacker can attempt to get a client to decrypt a chosen
          "ciphertext" and get the client to make use of the resulting
          plaintext - the attacker may then be able to carry out a
          dictionary attack (e.g. if the plaintext resulting from
          "decryption" of a random string is used as a DSA private
           - The use of server or mutual authentication counters this
    V4.   An attacker could overwrite a repository entry so that when
          a user subsequently uses what they think is a good
          credential, they expose information about their password
          (and hence the "real" credential).
           - Server implementations SHOULD take measures to protect the
           database. Clients MAY use the ClientInfo field to store e.g.
           a signature over the Credential, which they then verify
           before using the private component.
    V5.   An attacker can copy a credential server's repository and
          carry out a dictionary attack.
           - Server implementations SHOULD take measures to protect the
    V6.   An attacker can attempt to masquerade as a client in an
          attempt to get a server to reveal information that allows
          for a later dictionary attack.
           - The mutual authentication requirements of this protocol
           counter this to a great extent. Additionally, credential
           servers MAY choose to provide mechanisms that protect
           against online dictionary attacks against user account
           passwords, either by repeated access attempts to a single
           user account (varying the password) or by attempting to
           access many user accounts using the same password.
    V7.   An attacker can persuade a server that a successful login
          has occurred, even if it hasn't.
           - Client authentication prevents this.

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    V8.   (Upload) An attacker can overwrite someone else's
          credentials on the server.
           - Only if they know the account password already (thanks to
           mutual authentication).
    V9.   (When using password-based authentication) An attacker can
          force a password change to a known (or "weak") password.
           - Client authentication counters this.
    V10.  An attacker can attempt a man-in-the-middle attack for lots
          of reasons...
           - Mutual authentication plus the encryption of subsequent
           messages prevents this.
    V11.  User enters password instead of name.
           - Since the DIGEST-MD5 mechanism is only used after TLS
           tuning, the user's name is also protected.
    V12.  An attacker could attempt various denial-of-service attacks.
           - No specific countermeasures against DoS are proposed.

   If the CreateAccountRequest message were sent over a cleartext
   channel (or otherwise exposed) then an attacker could mount a
   dictionary attack and recover the account password. This is why the
   server authenticated TLS transport is REQUIRED for this operation.

   If someone steals the server database they can launch a dictionary
   attack.  If the dictionary attack is successful, the attacker can
   decrypt the user's credentials. An attacker that has learned the
   user's account password can also upload new credentials, assuming
   the user is authorized to modify the credentials, because someone
   who knows the user's account password is assumed to be the user.
   However, if someone steals the server database and is unsuccessful
   at obtaining the user's account password through a dictionary
   attack, they will be unable to upload new credentials.

   Credential servers SHOULD incorporate measures that act to counter
   denial of service attacks. In particular, they SHOULD drop inactive
   connections and minimize the use of resources by un-authenticated
   connections. A number of recommendations are listed at [DDOS].



       [BEEP]     Rose, M., "The Blocks Extensible Exchange Protocol
                  Core", RFC 3080.
       [PKCS15]   "PKCS #15 v1.1: Cryptographic Token Information
                  Syntax Standard," RSA Laboratories, June 2000.
       [REQS]     Arsenault, A., Farrell, S., "Securely Available
                  Credentials - Requirements", RFC 3157.
       [RFC2026]  Bradner, S., "The Internet Standards Process --
                  Revision 3", RFC 2026.
       [RFC2119]  Bradner, S., "Key words for use in RFCs to Indicate
                  Requirement Levels", RFC 2119.
       [SASL]     Myers, J., "Simple Authentication and Security Layer
                  (SASL)", RFC 2222.

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       [DIGEST-MD5]    "Using Digest Authentication as a SASL
                  Mechanism", Leach, P., Newman, C., RFC 2831.
       [TLS]      Dierks, T., "The TLS Protocol - Version 1.0", RFC
       [XMLDSIG]  Eastlake, D., et al. "XML-Signature Syntax and
                  Processing", RFC 3075.
       [XMLSCHEMA] "XML Schema Part 1: Structures", D. Beech, M.
                  Maloney, N. Mendelsohn, and H. Thompson. W3C
                  Recommendation, May 2001.  Available at

       [DDOS]     "Recommendations for the Protection against
                  Distributed Denial-of-Service Attacks in the
       [TRANS]    Rose, M., "A Transient Prefix for Identifying
                  Profiles under Development by the Working Groups of
                  the IETF", RFC 3349.
       [XKMS]     Hallam-Baker, P. (ed), "XML Key Management
                  Specification", http://www.w3.org/TR/xkms2/
       [XBULK]    Hughes, M (ed), "XML Key Management Specification -
                  Bulk Operation", http://www.w3.org/TR/xkms2-xbulk/


   Radia Perlman (radia.perlman@sun.com) and Charlie Kaufman
   (ckaufman@iris.com) co-authored earlier versions of this document.
   Michael Zolotarev (mzolotar@tpg.com.au) did much of the initial work
   adapting an earlier draft to the use of SRP (though SRP was
   subsequently dropped, much of the framework survives). Marshall Rose
   (mrose@dbc.mtview.ca.us) helped out a lot, in particular, with the
   BEEP profile. And the following people were actively involved in the
   mailing list discussions leading to this draft:

        David Chizmadia (vze2729k@verizon.net),
        Dave Crocker (dcrocker@brandenburg.com),
        Lawrence Greenfield (leg+@andrew.cmu.edu),
        Dale Gustafson (dale.gustafson@bpsi.net),
        Mike Just (Mike.Just@entrust.com),
        John Linn (jlinn@rsasecurity.com),
        Neal McBurnett (neal@bcn.boulder.co.us),
        Keith Moore (moore@cs.utk.edu),
        Bob Morgan (rlmorgan@washington.edu),
        Eamon O'Tuathail (eamon.otuathail@clipcode.com),
        Magnus Nystrom (magnus@rsasecurity.com),
        Gareth Richards (grichards@rsasecurity.com)

   Of course, any and all errors remain the editor's responsibility.

Editor's Address

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   Stephen Farrell,
   Baltimore Technologies,
   39 Parkgate Street,
   Dublin 8,
   Phone: +353-1-881-6000
   Email: stephen.farrell@baltimore.ie

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Appendix A: XML Schema

   <?xml version="1.0"?>
   <!--DOCTYPE schema PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XMLSchema 200102//EN"
      "XMLSchema.dtd" [
       <!ATTLIST schema
       xmlns:sacred CDATA #FIXED "sacred-2002-11-17"
       <!ENTITY sacred 'sacred-2002-11-17>
       <!ENTITY % p ''>
       <!ENTITY % s ''>
      ] -->

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     <!-- extensibility holes -->
     <complexType name="ProcessInfoType">
      <sequence maxOccurs="unbounded">
       <any namespace="##other"/>
     <element name="ProcessInfo" type="sacred:ProcessInfoType"/>
     <complexType name="ClientInfoType">
      <sequence maxOccurs="unbounded">
       <any namespace="##other"/>
     <element name="ClientInfo" type="sacred:ClientInfoType"/>
     <!-- Where to put authenentication information -->
     <complexType name="AuthInfoType">
      <choice maxOccurs="unbounded">
       <element name="DigestMD5AuthInfo">
          <element name="PasswordVerifier"type="base64Binary"/>
          <element name="Realm" type="string" />
       <any namespace="##other"/>
     <element name="AuthInfo" type="sacred:AuthInfoType"/>
     <!-- authentication mechanism parameters -->
     <complexType name="AuthParamsType">
      <choice maxOccurs="unbounded">
       <element name=" DigestMD5AuthParams">
          <element name="Realm" type="string"
            minOccurs="1" maxOccurs="unbounded"/>
       <any namespace="##other"/>
     <element name="AuthParams" type="sacred:AuthParamsType"/>
     <!-- Protocol messsages -->
     <!-- "account handling" operations -->
     <!-- Information request -->
     <element name="InfoRequest"/>
     <element name="InfoResponse">
        <element name="Status" type="string" minOccurs="0"/>

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        <element name="ServerId" type="string"/>
        <element ref="sacred:AuthParams"/>
        <element ref="sacred:ProcessInfo" minOccurs="0"/>
     <!-- Create Account Request -->
     <element name="CreateAccountRequest">
        <element name="UserId" type="string"/>
        <element ref="sacred:AuthInfo"/>
        <element ref="sacred:ProcessInfo" minOccurs="0"/>
     <!-- reomve account request -->
     <element name="RemoveAccountRequest">
        <element ref="sacred:ProcessInfo" minOccurs="0"/>
     <!-- password change request -->
     <element name="ModifyAccountRequest">
        <element ref="sacred:AuthInfo"/>
        <element ref="sacred:ProcessInfo" minOccurs="0"/>
     <!-- "run-time" operations -->
     <!-- DownLoad Request -->
     <element name="DownloadRequest">
        <element name="CredentialSelector" type="string"
        <element ref="sacred:ProcessInfo" minOccurs="0"/>
     <!-- Download Response -->
     <element name="DownloadResponse">
        <element name="Status" type="string" minOccurs="0"/>
        <element name="Credential" type="sacred:CredentialType"

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     <!-- Upload request -->
     <element name="UploadRequest">
        <element name="Credential" type="sacred:CredentialType"
         minOccurs="0" maxOccurs="1" />
       <attribute name="Delete" type="string" use="optional"/>
     <!-- Credential related structures -->
     <!-- A new ds:KeyInfo thing -->
     <element name="SacredPKCS15" type="base64Binary"/>
     <!-- credential -->
     <complexType name="CredentialType">
       <element name="CredentialSelector" type="string"/>
       <element name="LastModified" type="dateTime"/>
       <element name="Payload" type="ds:KeyInfoType"/>
       <element name="TimeToLive" type="string" minOccurs="0"/>
       <element ref="sacred:ProcessInfo" minOccurs="0"/>
       <element ref="sacred:ClientInfo" minOccurs="0"/>
      <attribute name="Delete" type="string" use="optional"/>
     <!-- if base64Binary isn't in your schema editor then add this -->
     <simpleType name="base64Binary">
      <restriction base="string"/>

Appendix B: An Example of Tuning with BEEP

   Here is what tuning BEEP for authentication and privacy looks like
   using TLS and SASL's DIGEST-MD5:

   L: <wait for incoming connection>
   I: <open connection>
   L: RPY 0 0 . 0 233
   L: Content-Type: application/beep+xml
   L: <greeting>
   L:    <profile uri='http://iana.org/beep/SASL/DIGEST-MD5' />
   L:    <profile uri='http://iana.org/beep/TLS' />
   L:    <profile uri='http://iana.org/beep/transient/sacred/bss' />
   L: </greeting>
   L: END
   I: RPY 0 0 . 0 52
   I: Content-Type: application/beep+xml
   I: <greeting />
   I: END

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   I: MSG 0 1 . 52 158
   I: Content-Type: application/beep+xml
   I: <start number='1'>
   I:    <profile uri='http://iana.org/beep/TLS'>
   I:        <![CDATA[<ready />]]>]]&gt;<![CDATA[
   I:    </profile>
   I: </start>
   I: END
   L: RPY 0 1 . 233 121
   L: Content-Type: application/beep+xml
   L: <profile uri='http://iana.org/beep/TLS'>
   L:     <![CDATA[<proceed />]]>]]&gt;<![CDATA[
   L: </profile>
   L: END

   ... successful transport security negotiation ...

   L: RPY 0 0 . 0 186
   L: Content-Type: application/beep+xml
   L: <greeting>
   L:    <profile uri='http://iana.org/beep/SASL/DIGEST-MD5' />
   L:    <profile uri='http://iana.org/beep/transient/sacred/bss' />
   L: </greeting>
   L: END
   I: RPY 0 0 . 0 52
   I: Content-Type: application/beep+xml
   I: <greeting />
   I: END
   I: MSG 0 1 . 52 143
   I: Content-Type: application/beep+xml
   I: <start number='1'>
   I:    <profile uri='http://iana.org/beep/SASL/DIGEST-MD5'>
   I:        &lt;blob />
   I:    </profile>
   I: </start>
   I: END
   L: RPY 0 1 . 186 339
   L: Content-Type: application/beep+xml
   L: <profile uri='http://iana.org/beep/SASL/DIGEST-MD5'>
   L:     <![CDATA[<blob>...</blob>]]>
   L: </profile>
   L: END
   I: MSG 1 0 . 0 355
   I: Content-Type: application/beep+xml
   I: <blob>...</blob>
   I: END

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   L: RPY 1 0 . 0 125
   L: Content-Type: application/beep+xml
   L: <blob status='complete'>...</blob>
   L: END

Appendix C: Provision SACRED using other Protocols

   SACRED may be implemented in a non-BEEP environment, providing that
   before any SACRED PDUs are sent, the application protocol must be
   protected according to the security mandates provided in Section

   For example, if SACRED is provisioned as the payload of an
   application protocol that supports SASL and TLS, then the
   appropriate SASL and/or TLS negotiation must successfully occur
   before exchanging Sacred PDUs.

   Alternatively, if the application protocol doesn't support SASL,
   then one or more PDUs are defined to facilitate a SASL negotiation,
   and the appropriate negotiation must occur before exchanging Sacred

Appendix D: Changes & Open Issues

   <<Note to RFC editor. Please remove this appendix and its TOC entry
   prior to RFC publication.>>

   Open Issues:
        - None known:-)

        - Replaced SASL-MD5 with DIGEST-MD5 everywhere
        - Updated appendix B and other BEEP issues according to
          Marshall Rose's Oct 6th recommendations
        - Applied all but three "editorial corrections" raised on list,
        - Added a recommendation to download prior to modify
        - Fixed AuthXXXType extensibility as suggested by Gareth

        - Should the DTD or schema be normative? I'd usually go for the
          schema, but in this case the DTD seems much simpler.
          - Deleted DTD
        - Should we apply for a port number? (probably)
          - Mailed IANA and added IANA considerations section.
        - Multiple substrates issue
          - Decided at Minneapolis (Spring 2002) not to change.
        - Should we specify a max value where "unbounded" is in the
          schema or "+"/"*" in the DTD?
          - Nope.
        - Remove SASL-SRP and replace with something else

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          - Done - changed to DIGEST-MD5 (rfc 2831).
        - SASL authorization identity issue
          - Waited some time for text that didn't arrive and so leaving
             current text as is.
        - Changed away from having a request with an empty sequence
          representing an implicit delete to where an explicit deletion
          request indicator (an XML attribute) is required
        - Added a service name: "The GSSAPI service name (required when
          using SASL) for this protocol SHALL be "SACRED"." (Note: I
          don't understand this and don't want to, but do let me know
          if its wrong:-)

        - Changes as per mailing list discussion:
          - deleted (previous) section 2.4: session mgt & added sec.
             cons about DoS
          - Applied changes from the following threads:
             - "BEEP adjustments"
             - "MultipleCredentials"
             - "SRP adjustments"
             - "LastModified"
        - Other changes:
          - clarified how UploadRequest can delete one or more
             credential payloads
          - merged sections 2 and 3 since its much clearer that way
          - changed Credential structure about a bit due to moving

   -01: Changes as per mailing list discussion:
        - Change from authors to editor + acks
        - Included resolved comments from list:
          - password -> account pwd or cred pwd as appropriate
          - account mgt separated and optional
          - added example beep tuning
          - selector: no default, omit in d/l means all
          - changed LastModified scheme as per list comments
        - Excluded administrative operations (was an open issue)
        - Demoted hashed(username) concept to a note under security
          considerations (see V11).
        - Dropped idea of specifying a mapping between SRP id and cTLS
        - Dropped xkms & xbulk as normative references, but copied some
          stuff from them.

   -00: This version is adapted from draft-ietf-SACRED-protocol-beep-
   pdm-00.txt, the main changes are:
        - PDM -> SRP &/or TLS
        - Payload security -> SASL or TLS
        - Dropped username hashing
        - Dropped away-from-home

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