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Provisioning of Symmetric Keys (Concluded WG)
Sec Area: Roman Danyliw, Benjamin Kaduk | 2007-Jan-30 — 2010-Dec-21 

2010-03-26 charter

Provisioning of Symmetric Keys (keyprov)


 Current Status: Active

     Phillip Hallam-Baker <phill@hallambaker.com>
     Hannes Tschofenig <Hannes.Tschofenig@gmx.net>

 Security Area Directors:
     Sean Turner <turners@ieca.com>
     Tim Polk <tim.polk@nist.gov>

 Security Area Advisor:
     Tim Polk <tim.polk@nist.gov>

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     General Discussion: keyprov@ietf.org
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     Archive:            http://www.ietf.org/mail-archive/web/keyprov

Description of Working Group:

  Current developments in deployment of Shared Symmetric Key (SSK)
  tokens have highlighted the need for a standard protocol for
  provisioning symmetric keys.

  The need for provisioning protocols in PKI architectures has been
  recognized for some time. Although the existence and architecture of
  these protocols provides a feasibility proof for the KEYPROV work
  assumptions built into these protocols mean that it is not possible
  to apply them to symmetric key architectures without substantial

  In particular the ability to provision symmetric keys and associated
  attributes dynamically to already issued devices such as cell phones
  and USB drives is highly desirable. The working group will develop
  the necessary protocols and data formats required to support
  provisioning and management of symmetric key authentication tokens,
  both proprietary and standards based.

  Input Documents

  The following Internet drafts have been proposed by their authors as
  input documents:

  * Dynamic Symmetric Key Provisioning Protocol (M. Pei, S. Machani)
  * Portable Symmetric Key Container (A. Vassilev, J. Martinsson, M.
  Pei, P. Hoyer, S. Machani)
  * Extensions to CT-KIP to support one- and two-pass key
  initialization (M. Nystroem, S. Machani)

  Scope and Deliverables

  The scope of the working group shall be to define protocols and data
  formats necessary for provisioning of symmetric cryptographic keys
  and associated attributes.

  The group shall consider use cases related to use of Shared Symmetric
  Key Tokens. Other use cases may be considered for the purpose of
  avoiding unnecessary restrictions in the design and ensure the
  potential for future extensibility.

  The working group will produce the following deliverables:

  * Portable Symmetric Key Container
  * Dynamic Symmetric Key Provisioning Protocol

Goals and Milestones:
  Jun 2007 - WG Last Call Portable Symmetric Key Container
  Jun 2007 - WG Last Call Dynamic Symmetric Key Provisioning Protocol
  Aug 2007 - IETF Last Call Portable Symmetric Key Container
  Aug 2007 - IETF Last Call Dynamic Symmetric Key Provisioning Protocol
  Jan 2008 - Complete implementation and interoperability tests
  Jan 2008 - WG documents to DRAFT Standard Status

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