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Transport Layer Security (TLS) Cached Information Extension
draft-ietf-tls-cached-info-16

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Last updated: 2014-02-14
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TLS                                                         S. Santesson
Internet-Draft                                           3xA Security AB
Intended status: Standards Track                           H. Tschofenig
Expires: August 18, 2014                                        ARM Ltd.
                                                       February 14, 2014

      Transport Layer Security (TLS) Cached Information Extension
                   draft-ietf-tls-cached-info-16.txt

Abstract

   Transport Layer Security (TLS) handshakes often include fairly static
   information, such as the server certificate and a list of trusted
   Certification Authorities (CAs).  This information can be of
   considerable size, particularly if the server certificate is bundled
   with a complete certificate chain (i.e., the certificates of
   intermediate CAs up to the root CA).

   This document defines an extension that allows a TLS client to inform
   a server of cached information, allowing the server to omit already
   available information.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   3.  Cached Information Extension  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   4.  Exchange Specification  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     4.1.  Omitting the Certificate Chain  . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     4.2.  Omitting the Trusted CAs  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   5.  Example . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   6.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
   7.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     7.1.  New Entry to the TLS ExtensionType Registry . . . . . . .   8
     7.2.  New Registry for CachedInformationType  . . . . . . . . .   8
   8.  Acknowledgments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   9.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     9.1.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     9.2.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9

1.  Introduction

   Transport Layer Security (TLS) handshakes often include fairly static
   information, such as the server certificate and a list of trusted
   Certification Authorities (CAs).  This information can be of
   considerable size, particularly if the server certificate is bundled
   with a complete certificate chain (i.e., the certificates of
   intermediate CAs up to the root CA).

   Optimizing the exchange of information to a minimum helps to improve
   performance in environments where devices are connected to a network
   with a low bandwidth, and lossy radio technology.  These types of
   environments exist, for example, when smart objects are connected
   using a low power IEEE 802.15.4 radio or via Bluetooth Low Energy.
   For more information about the challenges with smart object
   deployments please see [RFC6574].

   This specification defines a TLS extension that allows a client and a
   server to exclude transmission of cached information from the TLS
   handshake.

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