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Dynamic Symmetric Key Provisioning Protocol (DSKPP)
RFC 6063

Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                        A. Doherty
Request for Comments: 6063             RSA, The Security Division of EMC
Category: Standards Track                                         M. Pei
ISSN: 2070-1721                                           VeriSign, Inc.
                                                              S. Machani
                                                        Diversinet Corp.
                                                              M. Nystrom
                                                         Microsoft Corp.
                                                           December 2010

          Dynamic Symmetric Key Provisioning Protocol (DSKPP)

Abstract

   The Dynamic Symmetric Key Provisioning Protocol (DSKPP) is a client-
   server protocol for initialization (and configuration) of symmetric
   keys to locally and remotely accessible cryptographic modules.  The
   protocol can be run with or without private key capabilities in the
   cryptographic modules and with or without an established public key
   infrastructure.

   Two variations of the protocol support multiple usage scenarios.
   With the four-pass variant, keys are mutually generated by the
   provisioning server and cryptographic module; provisioned keys are
   not transferred over-the-wire or over-the-air.  The two-pass variant
   enables secure and efficient download and installation of pre-
   generated symmetric keys to a cryptographic module.

Status of This Memo

   This is an Internet Standards Track document.

   This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force
   (IETF).  It represents the consensus of the IETF community.  It has
   received public review and has been approved for publication by the
   Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG).  Further information on
   Internet Standards is available in Section 2 of RFC 5741.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,
   and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at
   http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc6063.

Doherty, et al.              Standards Track                    [Page 1]
RFC 6063                          DSKPP                    December 2010

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Doherty, et al.              Standards Track                    [Page 2]
RFC 6063                          DSKPP                    December 2010

Table of Contents

   1. Introduction ....................................................6
      1.1. Key Words ..................................................6
      1.2. Version Support ............................................6
      1.3. Namespace Identifiers ......................................7
           1.3.1. Defined Identifiers .................................7
           1.3.2. Identifiers Defined in Related Specifications .......7
           1.3.3. Referenced Identifiers ..............................8
   2. Terminology .....................................................8
      2.1. Definitions ................................................8
      2.2. Notation ..................................................10
      2.3. Abbreviations .............................................11
   3. DSKPP Overview .................................................11
      3.1. Protocol Entities .........................................12
      3.2. Basic DSKPP Exchange ......................................12

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