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TLS                                                           S. Farrell
Internet-Draft                                    Trinity College Dublin
Intended status: Experimental                           October 28, 2019
Expires: April 30, 2020


                        PEM file format for ESNI
                      draft-farrell-tls-pemesni-00

Abstract

   Encrypted SNI key pairs need to be configured into TLS servers, some
   of which can be built with different TLS libraries, so there is a
   benefit and little cost in documenting a file format to use for
   these, similar to how RFC7468 defines other PEM file formats.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   3.  ESNIKeys file . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   4.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   5.  Acknowledgements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   6.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   7.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   Author's Address  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4

1.  Introduction

   Encrypted Server Name Indication (ESNI) [I-D.ietf-tls-esni] for
   TLS1.3 [RFC8446] defines a confidentiality mechanism for server names
   in TLS.  That requires publication of an ESNIKeys data structure in
   the DNS.  An ESNIKeys structure contains the public component of a
   key pair that will typically be periodically (re-)generated by some
   key manager for a TLS server.  TLS servers then need to be configured
   to use these key pairs, and given that various TLS servers can be
   built with different TLS libraries, there is a benefit in having a
   standard format for ESNI key pairs, just as was done with [RFC7468].

   [[This idea could: a) wither on the vine, b) be published as it's own
   RFC, or c) end up as a PR for [I-D.ietf-tls-esni].  There is no
   absolute need for this to be in the RFC that defines ESNI, so (b)
   seems feasible if there's enough interest, hence this draft.  The
   source for this is in https://github.com/sftcd/pemesni/ PRs are
   welcome there too.]]

2.  Terminology

   The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT",
   "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "NOT RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and
   "OPTIONAL" in this document are to be interpreted as described in BCP
   14 [RFC2119] [RFC8174] when, and only when, they appear in all
   capitals, as shown here.

3.  ESNIKeys file

   The public and private keys MUST both be PEM encoded.  The file
   contains the catenation of the PEM encoding of the private key
   followed by the PEM encoding of the public key.  The private key MUST
   be encoded as a PKCS#8 PrivateKey.  The public key MUST be the base64
   encoded form of the binary ESNIKeys value that is published in the
   DNS.  The string "ESNIKEY" MUST be used in the PEM file delimiter for
   the public key.




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   There MUST only be one key pair in each file even if a server
   publishes multiple public keys in one ESNIKeys structure.

   Figure 1 shows an example ESNI PEM File

-----BEGIN PRIVATE KEY-----
MC4CAQAwBQYDK2VuBCIEIEDyEDpfvLoFYQi4rNjAxAz7F/Dqydv5IFmcPpIyGNd8
-----END PRIVATE KEY-----
-----BEGIN ESNIKEY-----
/wG+49mkACQAHQAgB8SUB952QOphcyUR1sAvnRhY9NSSETVDuon9/CvoDVYAAhMBAQQAAAAAXYZC
TwAAAABdlBoPAAA=
-----END ESNIKEY-----

                      Figure 1: Example ESNI PEM file

4.  Security Considerations

   Storing cryptographic keys in files leaves them vulnerable should
   anyone get shell access to the TLS server machine.  So: Don't let
   that happen:-)

5.  Acknowledgements

   TBD, as needed

6.  IANA Considerations

   There are none so this section can be deleted later.

7.  Normative References

   [I-D.ietf-tls-esni]
              Rescorla, E., Oku, K., Sullivan, N., and C. Wood,
              "Encrypted Server Name Indication for TLS 1.3", draft-
              ietf-tls-esni-04 (work in progress), July 2019.

   [RFC2119]  Bradner, S., "Key words for use in RFCs to Indicate
              Requirement Levels", BCP 14, RFC 2119,
              DOI 10.17487/RFC2119, March 1997,
              <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc2119>.

   [RFC7468]  Josefsson, S. and S. Leonard, "Textual Encodings of PKIX,
              PKCS, and CMS Structures", RFC 7468, DOI 10.17487/RFC7468,
              April 2015, <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc7468>.

   [RFC8174]  Leiba, B., "Ambiguity of Uppercase vs Lowercase in RFC
              2119 Key Words", BCP 14, RFC 8174, DOI 10.17487/RFC8174,
              May 2017, <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc8174>.



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   [RFC8446]  Rescorla, E., "The Transport Layer Security (TLS) Protocol
              Version 1.3", RFC 8446, DOI 10.17487/RFC8446, August 2018,
              <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc8446>.

Author's Address

   Stephen Farrell
   Trinity College Dublin
   Dublin  2
   Ireland

   Phone: +353-1-896-2354
   EMail: stephen.farrell@cs.tcd.ie






































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