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Network Working Group                                           J. Gould
Internet-Draft                                            VeriSign, Inc.
Intended status: Standards Track                                K. Feher
Expires: March 8, 2019                                           Neustar
                                                       September 4, 2018


  Allocation Token Extension for the Extensible Provisioning Protocol
                                 (EPP)
                 draft-ietf-regext-allocation-token-11

Abstract

   This document describes an Extensible Provisioning Protocol (EPP)
   extension for including an Allocation Token in "query" and
   "transform" commands.  The Allocation Token is used as a credential
   that authorizes a client to request the allocation of a specific
   object from the server, using one of the EPP transform commands
   including create and transfer.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     1.1.  Conventions Used in This Document . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   2.  Object Attributes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     2.1.  Allocation Token  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   3.  EPP Command Mapping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     3.1.  EPP Query Commands  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
       3.1.1.  EPP <check> Command . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
       3.1.2.  EPP <info> Command  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
       3.1.3.  EPP <transfer> Query Command  . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
     3.2.  EPP Transform Commands  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
       3.2.1.  EPP <create> Command  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
       3.2.2.  EPP <delete> Command  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
       3.2.3.  EPP <renew> Command . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
       3.2.4.  EPP <transfer> Command  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
       3.2.5.  EPP <update> Command  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
   4.  Formal Syntax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
     4.1.  Allocation Token Extension Schema . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
   5.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
     5.1.  XML Namespace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
     5.2.  EPP Extension Registry  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
   6.  Implementation Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
     6.1.  Verisign EPP SDK  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
     6.2.  Neustar EPP SDK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
     6.3.  Neustar gTLD SRS  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  18
     6.4.  Net::DRI  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  18
   7.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  19
   8.  Acknowledgements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  19
   9.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  19
     9.1.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  19
     9.2.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  20
   Appendix A.  Change History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  20
     A.1.  Change from 00 to 01  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  20
     A.2.  Change from 01 to 02  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  20
     A.3.  Change from 02 to 03  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  21
     A.4.  Change from 03 to 04  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  21
     A.5.  Change from 04 to REGEXT 00 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  21
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   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  26

1.  Introduction

   This document describes an extension mapping for version 1.0 of the
   Extensible Provisioning Protocol (EPP) [RFC5730].  This mapping, an
   extension to EPP object mappings like the EPP domain name mapping
   [RFC5731], supports passing an Allocation Token as a credential that
   authorizes a client to request the allocation of a specific object
   from the server, using one of the EPP transform commands including
   create and transfer.

   Allocation is when a server assigns the sponsoring client of an
   object based on the use of an Allocation Token credential.  Examples
   include allocating a registration based on a pre-eligibility
   Allocation Token, allocating a premium domain name registration based
   on an auction Allocation Token, allocating a registration based on a
   founders Allocation Token, and allocating an existing domain name
   held by the server or by a different sponsoring client based on an
   Allocation Token passed with a transfer command.

   Clients pass an Allocation Token to the server for validation, and
   the server determines if the supplied Allocation Token is one
   supported by the server.  It is up to server policy which EPP
   transform commands and which objects require the Allocation Token.
   The Allocation Token MAY be returned to an authorized client for
   passing out-of-band to a client that uses it with an EPP transform
   command.

1.1.  Conventions Used in This Document

   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.

   XML is case sensitive.  Unless stated otherwise, XML specifications
   and examples provided in this document MUST be interpreted in the
   character case presented in order to develop a conforming
   implementation.





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   In examples, "C:" represents lines sent by a protocol client and "S:"
   represents lines returned by a protocol server.  Indentation and
   white space in the examples are provided only to illustrate element
   relationships and are not REQUIRED in the protocol.

   The XML namespace prefix "allocationToken" is used for the namespace
   "urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:allocationToken-1.0", but implementations
   MUST NOT depend on it and instead employ a proper namespace-aware XML
   parser and serializer to interpret and output the XML documents.

   The "abc123" token value is used as a placeholder value in the
   examples.  The server MUST support token values that follow the
   Security Considerations (Section 7) section.

   The domain object attribute values, including the "2fooBAR"
   <domain:pw> value, in the examples are provided for illustration
   purposes only.  Refer to [RFC5731] for details on the domain object
   attributes.

2.  Object Attributes

   This extension adds additional elements to EPP object mappings like
   the EPP domain name mapping [RFC5731].  Only those new elements are
   described here.

2.1.  Allocation Token

   The Allocation Token is a simple XML "token" type.  The exact format
   of the Allocation Token is up to server policy.  The server MAY have
   the Allocation Token for each object to match against the Allocation
   Token passed by the client to authorize the allocation of the object.
   The <allocationToken:allocationToken> element is used for all of the
   supported EPP commands as well as the info response.  If the supplied
   Allocation Token passed to the server does not apply to the object,
   the server MUST return an EPP error result code of 2201.

   Authorization information, like what is defined in the EPP domain
   name mapping [RFC5731], is associated with objects to facilitate
   transfer operations.  The authorization information is assigned when
   an object is created.  The Allocation Token and the authorization
   information are both credentials, but used for different purposes and
   used in different ways.  The Allocation Token is used to facilitate
   the allocation of an object instead of transferring the sponsorship
   of the object.  The Allocation Token is not managed by the client,
   but is validated by the server to authorize assigning the initial
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   An example <allocationToken:allocationToken> element with value of
   "abc123":

   <allocationToken:allocationToken xmlns:allocationToken=
             "urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:allocationToken-1.0">
     abc123
   </allocationToken:allocationToken>

3.  EPP Command Mapping

   A detailed description of the EPP syntax and semantics can be found
   in the EPP core protocol specification [RFC5730].

3.1.  EPP Query Commands

   EPP provides three commands to retrieve object information: <check>
   to determine if an object can be provisioned, <info> to retrieve
   information associated with an object, and <transfer> to retrieve
   object transfer status information.

3.1.1.  EPP <check> Command

   This extension defines additional elements to extend the EPP <check>
   command of an object mapping like [RFC5731].

   This extension allows clients to check the availability of an object
   with an Allocation Token, as described in Section 2.1.  Clients can
   check if an object can be created using the Allocation Token.  The
   Allocation Token is applied to all object names included in the EPP
   <check> command.





















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   Example <check> command for the allocation.example domain name using
   the <allocationToken:allocationToken> extension with the allocation
   token of 'abc123':

   C:<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="no"?>
   C:<epp xmlns="urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:epp-1.0">
   C:  <command>
   C:    <check>
   C:      <domain:check
   C:       xmlns:domain="urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:domain-1.0">
   C:        <domain:name>allocation.example</domain:name>
   C:      </domain:check>
   C:    </check>
   C:    <extension>
   C:      <allocationToken:allocationToken
   C:        xmlns:allocationToken=
   C:          "urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:allocationToken-1.0">
   C:        abc123
   C:      </allocationToken:allocationToken>
   C:    </extension>
   C:    <clTRID>ABC-12345</clTRID>
   C:  </command>
   C:</epp>

   If the query was successful, the server replies with a <check>
   response providing the availability status of the queried object
   based on the following Allocation Token cases, where the object is
   otherwise available:

   1.  If an object requires an Allocation Token and the Allocation
       Token does apply to the object, then the server MUST return the
       availability status as available (e.g., "avail" attribute is "1"
       or "true").
   2.  If an object requires an Allocation Token and the Allocation
       Token does not apply to the object or an object does not require
       an Allocation Token, then the server SHOULD return the
       availability status as unavailable (e.g., "avail" attribute is
       "0" or "false").
   3.  If an object does not require an Allocation Token, the server MAY
       return the availability status as available (e.g., "avail"
       attribute is "1" or "true").










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   Example <check> domain response for a <check> command using the
   <allocationToken:allocationToken> extension:


   S:<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
   S:<epp xmlns="urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:epp-1.0">
   S: <response>
   S:  <result code="1000">
   S:   <msg lang="en-US">Command completed successfully</msg>
   S:  </result>
   S:  <resData>
   S:   <domain:chkData
   S:     xmlns:domain="urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:domain-1.0">
   S:    <domain:cd>
   S:     <domain:name avail="0">allocation.example</domain:name>
   S:     <domain:reason>Allocation Token mismatch</domain:reason>
   S:    </domain:cd>
   S:   </domain:chkData>
   S:  </resData>
   S:  <trID>
   S:   <clTRID>ABC-DEF-12345</clTRID>
   S:   <svTRID>54321-XYZ</svTRID>
   S:  </trID>
   S: </response>
   S:</epp>


























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   Example <check> command with the <allocationToken:allocationToken>
   extension for the allocation.example and allocation2.example domain
   names.  Availability of allocation.example and allocation2.example
   domain names are based on the Allocation Token 'abc123':


   C:<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
   C:<epp xmlns="urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:epp-1.0">
   C: <command>
   C:  <check>
   C:   <domain:check
   C:     xmlns:domain="urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:domain-1.0">
   C:    <domain:name>allocation.example</domain:name>
   C:    <domain:name>allocation2.example</domain:name>
   C:   </domain:check>
   C:  </check>
   C:  <extension>
   C:   <allocationToken:allocationToken
   C:     xmlns:allocationToken=
   C:       "urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:allocationToken-1.0">
   C:     abc123
   C:   </allocationToken:allocationToken>
   C:  </extension>
   C:  <clTRID>ABC-DEF-12345</clTRID>
   C: </command>
   C:</epp>

























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   Example <check> domain response for multiple domain names in the
   <check> command using the <allocationToken:allocationToken>
   extension:


   S:<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
   S:<epp xmlns="urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:epp-1.0">
   S: <response>
   S:  <result code="1000">
   S:   <msg lang="en-US">Command completed successfully</msg>
   S:  </result>
   S:  <resData>
   S:   <domain:chkData
   S:     xmlns:domain="urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:domain-1.0">
   S:    <domain:cd>
   S:     <domain:name avail="0">allocation.example</domain:name>
   S:     <domain:reason>Allocation Token mismatch</domain:reason>
   S:    </domain:cd>
   S:    <domain:cd>
   S:     <domain:name avail="1">allocation2.example</domain:name>
   S:    </domain:cd>
   S:   </domain:chkData>
   S:  </resData>
   S:  <trID>
   S:   <clTRID>ABC-DEF-12345</clTRID>
   S:   <svTRID>54321-XYZ</svTRID>
   S:  </trID>
   S: </response>
   S:</epp>

   This extension does not add any elements to the EPP <check> response
   described in the [RFC5730].

3.1.2.  EPP <info> Command

   This extension defines additional elements to extend the EPP <info>
   command of an object mapping like [RFC5731].

   The EPP <info> command allows a client to request information
   associated with an existing object.  Authorized clients MAY retrieve
   the Allocation Token (Section 2.1) along with the other object
   information by supplying the <allocationToken:info> element in the
   command.  The <allocationToken:info> element is an empty element that
   serves as a marker to the server to return the
   <allocationToken:allocationToken> element in the info response.  If
   the client is not authorized to receive the Allocation Token, the
   server MUST return an EPP error result code of 2201.  If the client
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   Allocation Token associated with the object, the server MUST return
   an EPP error result code of 2303.  The authorization is subject to
   server policy.

   Example <info> command with the allocationToken:info extension for
   the allocation.example domain name:

   C:<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="no"?>
   C:<epp xmlns="urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:epp-1.0">
   C:  <command>
   C:   <info>
   C:    <domain:info
   C:      xmlns:domain="urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:domain-1.0"
   C:      xsi:schemaLocation="urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:domain-1.0
   C:      domain-1.0.xsd">
   C:      <domain:name>allocation.example</domain:name>
   C:    </domain:info>
   C:   </info>
   C:   <extension>
   C:      <allocationToken:info
   C:        xmlns:allocationToken=
   C:          "urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:allocationToken-1.0/>
   C:   </extension>
   C:   <clTRID>ABC-12345</clTRID>
   C:  </command>
   C:</epp>

   If the query was successful, the server replies with an
   <allocationToken:allocationToken> element along with the regular EPP
   <resData>.  The <allocationToken:allocationToken> element is
   described in Section 2.1.




















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   Example <info> domain response using the
   <allocationToken:allocationToken> extension:

   S:<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="no"?>
   S:<epp xmlns="urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:epp-1.0">
   S:  <response>
   S:    <result code="1000">
   S:      <msg>Command completed successfully</msg>
   S:    </result>
   S:    <resData>
   S:      <domain:infData
   S:       xmlns:domain="urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:domain-1.0">
   S:        <domain:name>allocation.example</domain:name>
   S:        <domain:roid>EXAMPLE1-REP</domain:roid>
   S:        <domain:status s="pendingCreate"/>
   S:        <domain:registrant>jd1234</domain:registrant>
   S:        <domain:contact type="admin">sh8013</domain:contact>
   S:        <domain:contact type="tech">sh8013</domain:contact>
   S:        <domain:clID>ClientX</domain:clID>
   S:        <domain:crID>ClientY</domain:crID>
   S:        <domain:crDate>2012-04-03T22:00:00.0Z</domain:crDate>
   S:        <domain:authInfo>
   S:          <domain:pw>2fooBAR</domain:pw>
   S:        </domain:authInfo>
   S:      </domain:infData>
   S:    </resData>
   S:    <extension>
   S:      <allocationToken:allocationToken
   S:        xmlns:allocationToken=
   S:          "urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:allocationToken-1.0">
   S:        abc123
   S:      </allocationToken:allocationToken>
   S:    </extension>
   S:    <trID>
   S:      <clTRID>ABC-12345</clTRID>
   S:      <svTRID>54321-XYZ</svTRID>
   S:    </trID>
   S:  </response>
   S:</epp>

3.1.3.  EPP <transfer> Query Command

   This extension does not add any elements to the EPP <transfer> query
   command or <transfer> query response described in [RFC5730].







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3.2.  EPP Transform Commands

   EPP provides five commands to transform objects: <create> to create
   an instance of an object, <delete> to delete an instance of an
   object, <renew> to extend the validity period of an object,
   <transfer> to manage object sponsorship changes, and <update> to
   change information associated with an object.

3.2.1.  EPP <create> Command

   This extension defines additional elements to extend the EPP <create>
   command of an object mapping like [RFC5731].

   The EPP <create> command provides a transform operation that allows a
   client to create an instance of an object.  In addition to the EPP
   command elements described in an object mapping like [RFC5731], the
   command MUST contain a child <allocationToken:allocationToken>
   element for the client to be authorized to create and allocate the
   object.  If the Allocation Token does not apply to the object, the
   server MUST return an EPP error result code of 2201.































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   Example <create> command to create a domain object with an Allocation
   Token:

   C:<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="no"?>
   C:<epp xmlns="urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:epp-1.0">
   C:  <command>
   C:    <create>
   C:      <domain:create
   C:       xmlns:domain="urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:domain-1.0">
   C:        <domain:name>allocation.example</domain:name>
   C:        <domain:registrant>jd1234</domain:registrant>
   C:        <domain:contact type="admin">sh8013</domain:contact>
   C:        <domain:contact type="tech">sh8013</domain:contact>
   C:        <domain:authInfo>
   C:          <domain:pw>2fooBAR</domain:pw>
   C:        </domain:authInfo>
   C:      </domain:create>
   C:    </create>
   C:    <extension>
   C:      <allocationToken:allocationToken
   C:        xmlns:allocationToken=
   C:          "urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:allocationToken-1.0">
   C:        abc123
   C:      </allocationToken:allocationToken>
   C:    </extension>
   C:    <clTRID>ABC-12345</clTRID>
   C:  </command>
   C:</epp>

   This extension does not add any elements to the EPP <create> response
   described in the [RFC5730].

3.2.2.  EPP <delete> Command

   This extension does not add any elements to the EPP <delete> command
   or <delete> response described in the [RFC5730].

3.2.3.  EPP <renew> Command

   This extension does not add any elements to the EPP <renew> command
   or <renew> response described in the [RFC5730].

3.2.4.  EPP <transfer> Command

   This extension defines additional elements to extend the EPP
   <transfer> request command of an object mapping like [RFC5731].





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   The EPP <transfer> request command provides a transform operation
   that allows a client to request the transfer of an object.  In
   addition to the EPP command elements described in an object mapping
   like [RFC5731], the command MUST contain a child
   <allocationToken:allocationToken> element for the client to be
   authorized to transfer and allocate the object.  The authorization
   associated with the Allocation Token is in addition to and does not
   replace the authorization mechanism defined for the object's
   <transfer> request command.  If the Allocation Token is invalid or
   not required for the object, the server MUST return an EPP error
   result code of 2201.

   Example <transfer> request command to allocate the domain object with
   the Allocation Token:

   C:<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="no"?>
   C:<epp xmlns="urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:epp-1.0">
   C:  <command>
   C:    <transfer op="request">
   C:      <domain:transfer
   C:        xmlns:domain="urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:domain-1.0">
   C:        <domain:name>example1.tld</domain:name>
   C:        <domain:period unit="y">1</domain:period>
   C:        <domain:authInfo>
   C:          <domain:pw>2fooBAR</domain:pw>
   C:        </domain:authInfo>
   C:      </domain:transfer>
   C:    </transfer>
   C:    <extension>
   C:      <allocationToken:allocationToken
   C:        xmlns:allocationToken=
   C:          "urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:allocationToken-1.0">
   C:        abc123
   C:      </allocationToken:allocationToken>
   C:    </extension>
   C:    <clTRID>ABC-12345</clTRID>
   C:  </command>
   C:</epp>

   This extension does not add any elements to the EPP <transfer>
   response described in the [RFC5730].

3.2.5.  EPP <update> Command

   This extension does not add any elements to the EPP <update> command
   or <update> response described in the [RFC5730].





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4.  Formal Syntax

   One schema is presented here that is the EPP Allocation Token
   Extension schema.

   The formal syntax presented here is a complete schema representation
   of the object mapping suitable for automated validation of EPP XML
   instances.  The BEGIN and END tags are not part of the schema; they
   are used to note the beginning and ending of the schema for URI
   registration purposes.

4.1.  Allocation Token Extension Schema

   BEGIN
   <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
   <schema xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema"
     xmlns:allocationToken="urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:allocationToken-1.0"
     targetNamespace="urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:allocationToken-1.0"
     elementFormDefault="qualified">
     <annotation>
       <documentation>
         Extensible Provisioning Protocol v1.0
         Allocation Token Extension
       </documentation>
     </annotation>

     <!-- Element used in info command to get allocation token. -->
     <element name="info">
       <complexType>
         <complexContent>
           <restriction base="anyType" />
         </complexContent>
       </complexType>
     </element>

     <!-- Allocation Token used in transform
       commands and info response -->
     <element name="allocationToken"
       type="allocationToken:allocationTokenType" />
     <simpleType name="allocationTokenType">
       <restriction base="token">
         <minLength value="1" />
       </restriction>
     </simpleType>

   <!-- End of schema. -->
   </schema>
   END



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5.  IANA Considerations

5.1.  XML Namespace

   This document uses URNs to describe XML namespaces and XML schemas
   conforming to a registry mechanism described in [RFC3688].

   Registration request for the allocationToken namespace:

      URI: urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:allocationToken-1.0
      Registrant Contact: IESG
      XML: None.  Namespace URIs do not represent an XML specification.

   Registration request for the allocationToken XML schema:

      URI: urn:ietf:params:xml:schema:allocationToken-1.0
      Registrant Contact: IESG
      XML: See the "Formal Syntax" section of this document.

5.2.  EPP Extension Registry

   The following registration of the EPP Extension Registry, described
   in [RFC7451], is requested:

   Name of Extension: "Allocation Token Extension for the Extensible
   Provisioning Protocol (EPP)"

   Document status: Standards Track

   Reference: (insert reference to RFC version of this document)

   Registrant Name and Email Address: IESG, <iesg@ietf.org>

   TLDs: Any

   IPR Disclosure: None

   Status: Active

   Notes: None

6.  Implementation Status

   Note to RFC Editor: Please remove this section and the reference to
   RFC 7942 [RFC7942] before publication.

   This section records the status of known implementations of the
   protocol defined by this specification at the time of posting of this



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   Internet-Draft, and is based on a proposal described in RFC 7942
   [RFC7942].  The description of implementations in this section is
   intended to assist the IETF in its decision processes in progressing
   drafts to RFCs.  Please note that the listing of any individual
   implementation here does not imply endorsement by the IETF.
   Furthermore, no effort has been spent to verify the information
   presented here that was supplied by IETF contributors.  This is not
   intended as, and must not be construed to be, a catalog of available
   implementations or their features.  Readers are advised to note that
   other implementations may exist.

   According to RFC 7942 [RFC7942], "this will allow reviewers and
   working groups to assign due consideration to documents that have the
   benefit of running code, which may serve as evidence of valuable
   experimentation and feedback that have made the implemented protocols
   more mature.  It is up to the individual working groups to use this
   information as they see fit".

6.1.  Verisign EPP SDK

   Organization: Verisign Inc.

   Name: Verisign EPP SDK

   Description: The Verisign EPP SDK includes both a full client
   implementation and a full server stub implementation of draft-ietf-
   regext-allocation-token.

   Level of maturity: Production

   Coverage: All aspects of the protocol are implemented.

   Licensing: GNU Lesser General Public License

   Contact: jgould@verisign.com

   URL: https://www.verisign.com/en_US/channel-resources/domain-
   registry-products/epp-sdks

6.2.  Neustar EPP SDK

   Organisation: Neustar Inc.

   Name: Neustar EPP SDK

   Description: The Neustar EPP SDK includes a full client
   implementation of draft-ietf-regext-allocation-token.




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   Level of maturity: Production

   Coverage: All aspects of the protocol are implemented.

   Licensing: GNU Lesser General Public License

   Contact: quoc-anh.np@team.neustar

   URL: http://registrytoolkit.neustar

6.3.  Neustar gTLD SRS

   Organisation: Neustar Inc.

   Name: Neustar generic Top Level Domain (gTLD) Shared Registry System
   (SRS).

   Description: The Neustar gTLD SRS implements the server side of
   draft-ietf-regext-allocation-token for several Top Level Domains.

   Level of maturity: Production

   Coverage: All server side aspects of the protocol are implemented.

   Licensing: Proprietary

   Contact: quoc-anh.np@team.neustar

6.4.  Net::DRI

   Organization: Dot and Co

   Name: Net::DRI

   Description: Net::DRI implements the client-side of draft-ietf-
   regext-allocation-token.

   Level of maturity: Production

   Coverage: All client-side aspects of the protocol are implemented.

   Licensing: GNU Lesser General Public License

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7.  Security Considerations

   The mapping described in this document does not provide any security
   services beyond those described by EPP [RFC5730] and protocol layers
   used by EPP.  The security considerations described in these other
   specifications apply to this specification as well.

   The mapping acts as a conduit for the passing of Allocation Tokens
   between a client and a server.  The definition of the Allocation
   Token SHOULD be defined outside of this mapping.  The following are
   security considerations in the definition and use of an Allocation
   Token:

   1.  An Allocation Token should be considered secret information by
       the client and SHOULD be protected at rest and MUST be protected
       in transit.
   2.  An Allocation Token should be single use, meaning it should be
       unique per object and per allocation operation.
   3.  An Allocation Token should have a limited life with some form of
       expiry in the Allocation Token if generated by a trusted 3rd
       third party, or with a server-side expiry if generated by the
       server.
   4.  An Allocation Token should use a strong random value if it is
       based on an unsigned code.
   5.  An Allocation Token should leverage digital signatures to confirm
       its authenticity if generated by a trusted 3rd party.
   6.  An Allocation Token that is signed XML should be encoded (e.g.,
       base64 [RFC4648]) to mitigate server validation issues.

8.  Acknowledgements

   The authors wish to acknowledge the original concept for this draft
   and the efforts in the initial versions of this draft by Trung Tran
   and Sharon Wodjenski.

   Special suggestions that have been incorporated into this document
   were provided by Scott Hollenbeck, Benjamin Kaduk, Mirja Kuehlewind,
   Rubens Kuhl, Alexander Mayrhofer, Patrick Mevzek, Eric Rescoria, and
   Adam Roach.

9.  References

9.1.  Normative References

   [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>.



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   [RFC3688]  Mealling, M., "The IETF XML Registry", BCP 81, RFC 3688,
              DOI 10.17487/RFC3688, January 2004, <https://www.rfc-
              editor.org/info/rfc3688>.

   [RFC5730]  Hollenbeck, S., "Extensible Provisioning Protocol (EPP)",
              STD 69, RFC 5730, DOI 10.17487/RFC5730, August 2009,
              <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc5730>.

   [RFC5731]  Hollenbeck, S., "Extensible Provisioning Protocol (EPP)
              Domain Name Mapping", STD 69, RFC 5731,
              DOI 10.17487/RFC5731, August 2009, <https://www.rfc-
              editor.org/info/rfc5731>.

   [RFC7942]  Sheffer, Y. and A. Farrel, "Improving Awareness of Running
              Code: The Implementation Status Section", BCP 205,
              RFC 7942, DOI 10.17487/RFC7942, July 2016,
              <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc7942>.

9.2.  Informative References

   [RFC4648]  Josefsson, S., "The Base16, Base32, and Base64 Data
              Encodings", RFC 4648, DOI 10.17487/RFC4648, October 2006,
              <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc4648>.

   [RFC7451]  Hollenbeck, S., "Extension Registry for the Extensible
              Provisioning Protocol", RFC 7451, DOI 10.17487/RFC7451,
              February 2015, <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc7451>.

   [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>.

Appendix A.  Change History

A.1.  Change from 00 to 01

   1.  Amended XML Namespace section of IANA Considerations, added EPP
       Extension Registry section.
   2.  Moved Change History to the back section as an Appendix.

A.2.  Change from 01 to 02

   1.  Ping update.








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A.3.  Change from 02 to 03

   1.  Ping update.

A.4.  Change from 03 to 04

   1.  Updated the authors for the draft.

A.5.  Change from 04 to REGEXT 00

   1.  Changed to regext working group draft by changing draft-gould-
       allocation-token to draft-ietf-regext-allocation-token.

A.6.  Change from REGEXT 00 to REGEXT 01

   1.  Ping update.

A.7.  Change from REGEXT 01 to REGEXT 02

   1.  Added the Implementation Status section.

A.8.  Change from REGEXT 02 to REGEXT 03

   1.  Changed Neustar author to Kal Feher.

A.9.  Change from REGEXT 03 to REGEXT 04

   1.  Added Neustar implementation to the Implementation Status
       section.

A.10.  Change from REGEXT 04 to REGEXT 05

   1.  Updates based on feedback from Patrick Mevzek, that include:

       1.  Remove "or code" from the Abstract section.
       2.  Add a missing "to" in "an allocation token TO one of the
           EPP..." in the Introduction section.
       3.  Reword the "The allocation token is known to the server..."
           sentence in the Introduction section.
       4.  Modify the "The allocation token MAY be returned to an
           authorized client for passing out-of-band to a client that
           uses it with an EPP transform command" to clarify who the two
           separate clients are.
       5.  Removed an unneeded ":" from the EPP <transfer> Command and
           EPP <update> Command sections.






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A.11.  Change from REGEXT 05 to REGEXT 06

   1.  Fix description of Neustar gTLD SRS based on feedback from Rubens
       Kuhl.
   2.  Updates based on feedback from Alexander Mayrhofer, that include:

       1.   Making all references to Allocation Token to use the upper
            case form.
       2.   Revise the language of the abstract to include "for
            including an Allocation Token in query and transform
            commands.  The Allocation Token is used as a credential that
            authorizes a client to request the allocation of a specific
            object from the server, using one of the EPP transform
            commands..."
       3.   Replace the title "EPP <transfer> Command" with "EPP
            <transfer> Query Command" for section 3.1.3.
       4.   Revise the second sentence of the Introduction to "The
            mapping, ..., supports passing an Allocation Token..."
       5.   Change "support" to "require" in the Introduction sentence
            "It is up to server policy which EPP transform commands and
            which objects support the Allocation Token."
       6.   Add the definition of Allocation to the Introduction.
       7.   Removed "transform" from "all of the supported EPP transform
            commands" in the "Allocation Token" section, since the
            Allocation Token can be used with the "check" command as
            well.
       8.   Remove the word "same" from "The same
            <allocationToken:allocationToken> element is used for
            all..." in the "Allocation Token" section.
       9.   Change the description of the use of the 2201 error in the
            "Allocation Token" section, the "EPP <create> Command"
            section, the "EPP <transfer> Command" section, and the "EPP
            <update> Command" section.
       10.  Revise "<check> to determine if an object is known to the
            server..." to "<check> to determine if an object can be
            provisioned..." and remove "detailed" in the description of
            the <info> in the "EPP Query Commands" section.
       11.  Add missing description of the expected <check> response
            behavior.
       12.  Replaced the example reason "Invalid domain-token pair" with
            "Allocation Token mismatch".
       13.  Replace "information on" with "information associated with"
            in the "EPP <info> Command" section.
       14.  Removed the "that identifies the extension namespace", the
            ", defined in...", the Allocation Token links from the error
            response sentences, and the "object referencing the
            <allocationToken:info> element" in the "EPP <info> Command"
            section.



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       15.  Added "The authorization is subject to server policy." to
            the "EPP <info> Command" section.
       16.  Replace "or <transfer> response>" with "or <transfer> query
            response>" in the EPP <transfer> Query Command" section.
       17.  Replace "create an object" with "create an instance of an
            object" in the "EPP <create> Command" section.
       18.  Revised the sentence to include "the command MUST contain a
            child <allocationToken:allocationToken> element for the
            client to be authorized to create and allocate the object"
            in the "EPP <create> Command" section.
       19.  Removed the reference to section 2.1 and the namespace
            identification text in the "EPP <transfer> Command" section.
       20.  Added "The authorization associated with the Allocation
            Token is in addition to and does not replace the
            authorization mechanism defined for the object's <transfer>
            request command." to the "EPP <transfer> Command" section.
       21.  Modified the first sentence of the "EPP Extension Registry"
            section to read "The following registration of the EPP
            Extension Registry, described in RFC7451, is requested"
       22.  Removed support with using the Allocation Token with an
            empty extension of update (e.g., release command), based on
            the confusion and lack of known applicability.
   3.  Updates based on feedback from Scott Hollenbeck, that include:

       1.  Revised XML schema to included a minimum length of 1 for the
           allocationTokenType.
       2.  Revised the "IANA Considerations" section to include the
           registration of the XML schema.
       3.  Revised the "Security Considerations" section to include
           considerations for the definition of the Allocation Tokens.

A.12.  Change from REGEXT 06 to REGEXT 07

   1.  Updates based on feedback from Patrick Mevzek:

       1.  Updated obsoleted RFC 7942 to RFC 7942.
       2.  Moved RFC 7451 to an informational reference.

A.13.  Change from REGEXT 07 to REGEXT 08

   1.  Changed Kal Feher's contact e-mail address.
   2.  Changed Neustar's Implementation Status contact e-mail address.
   3.  Added the Net::DRI sub-section to the Implementation Status
       section.







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A.14.  Change from REGEXT 08 to REGEXT 09

   1.  Updates based on the AD review by Adam Roach, that include:

       1.   In "Abstract", set "query" and "transform" off in some way
            (e.g., using quotation marks)
       2.   In "Conventions Used in This Document", please update to use
            the boilerplate from RFC 8174.
       3.   Remove "allocationToken-1.0" is used as an abbreviation for
            "urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:allocationToken-1.0".
       4.   In "Allocation Token", change "The server MUST have the
            Allocation Token" to "The server MAY have the Allocation
            Token".
       5.   In "EPP <check> Command", change "This extension allow
            clients" to "This extension allows clients".
       6.   Use domains reserved by RFC 2026 for the examples.  The
            example domain "example.tld" was changed to
            "allocation.example" and the example domain "example2.tld"
            was changed to "allocation2.example".
       7.   In "EPP <info> Command", change "...the server MUST return
            an EPP error result code of 2303 object referencing the
            <allocationToken:info> element." to "...the server MUST
            return an EPP error result code of 2303."
       8.   In "EPP <transfer> Query Command", remove "the" before
            "RFC5730".
       9.   In "EPP <transfer> Command", change "If the Allocation Token
            does not apply to the object..." to "If the Allocation Token
            is invalid or not required for the object...".
       10.  In "XML Namespace", remove the sentence "The following URI
            assignment is requested of IANA:"
       11.  In "Security Considerations", change "An Allocation Token
            should is" to "An Allocation Token that is".  Also
            informatively cite RFC 4648 for the base64 reference.
   2.  Change "ietf:params:xml:ns:allocationToken-1.0" to
       "ietf:params:xml:schema:allocationToken-1.0" for the XML schema
       IANA registration.

A.15.  Change from REGEXT 09 to REGEXT 10

   1.  Changed "auhorization" to "authorization" in the "EPP <info>
       Command" section.
   2.  Added 'If an object does not require an Allocation Token, the
       server MAY return the availability status as available (e.g.,
       "avail" attribute is "1" or "true").' to the check response
       cases, based on feedback by Mirja Kuehlewind.
   3.  Changed the definition of the <info> element in the XML schema to
       only allow an empty element, based on IANA's expert review.




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   4.  Added normative language to the storage and transport of the
       Allocation Token, in the "Security Considerations" section, based
       on feedback from Eric Rescoria.
   5.  Changed "The definition of the Allocation Token is defined
       outside of this mapping" to "The definition of the Allocation
       Token SHOULD be defined outside of this mapping", in the
       "Security Considerations" section, based on feedback from Eric
       Rescoria.
   6.  Added the missing "urn:" prefix with the IANA URI registrations.
   7.  The URL for the BCP 14 was removed based on feedback from Alissa
       Cooper.
   8.  Updates based on review by Benjamin Kaduk, that include:

       1.  Added the second paragraph to the "Allocation Token" section
           to describe the difference (motivation) of using the
           Allocation Token versus the EPP RFC authorization mechanism.
       2.  Added a paragraph to the "Conventions Used in This Document"
           section for the use of the "abc123" token value and the use
           of domain object "2fooBAR" password value in the examples.
       3.  Changed the "A client MUST pass an Allocation Token known to
           the server to be authorized to use one of the supported EPP
           transform commands." sentence in the "Introduction" section
           to "Clients pass an Allocation Token to the server for
           validation, and the server determines if the supplied
           Allocation Token is one supported by the server."
       4.  Changed the "Indentation and white space in the examples are
           provided only to illustrate element relationships and are not
           REQUIRED in the protocol." sentence in the "Conventions Used
           in This Document" section to "Indentation and white space in
           the examples are provided only to illustrate element
           relationships and are not REQUIRED in the protocol."
       5.  Changed the "Authorized clients MAY retrieve..." sentence in
           the "EPP <info> Command" section.
       6.  Changed the "If the query was successful..." sentence in the
           "EPP <info> Command" section.
       7.  Added "supplied" to the "If the supplied Allocation Token
           passed..." sentence in the "Allocation Token" section.
       8.  Removed an extra newline in the <annotation> element in the
           "Allocation Token Extension Schema" section.

A.16.  Change from REGEXT 10 to REGEXT 11

   1.  Removed the old duplicate "Authorized clients MAY retrieve..."
       sentence from section 3.1.2 "EPP <info> Command".







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Authors' Addresses

   James Gould
   VeriSign, Inc.
   12061 Bluemont Way
   Reston, VA  20190
   US

   Email: jgould@verisign.com
   URI:   http://www.verisigninc.com


   Kal Feher
   Neustar
   lvl 8/10 Queens Road
   Melbourne, VIC  3004
   AU

   Email: ietf@feherfamily.org
   URI:   http://www.neustar.biz































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