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EAP Extensions for the EAP Re-authentication Protocol (ERP)
RFC 6696

Document type: RFC - Proposed Standard (July 2012; No errata)
Obsoletes RFC 5296
Document stream: IETF
Last updated: 2013-02-12
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IETF State: WG Document
Consensus: Unknown
Document shepherd: No shepherd assigned

IESG State: RFC 6696 (Proposed Standard)
Responsible AD: Stephen Farrell
Send notices to: hokey-chairs@tools.ietf.org, draft-ietf-hokey-rfc5296bis@tools.ietf.org

Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                            Z. Cao
Request for Comments: 6696                                  China Mobile
Obsoletes: 5296                                                    B. He
Category: Standards Track                                           CATR
ISSN: 2070-1721                                                   Y. Shi
                                                              Q. Wu, Ed.
                                                                  Huawei
                                                            G. Zorn, Ed.
                                                             Network Zen
                                                               July 2012

      EAP Extensions for the EAP Re-authentication Protocol (ERP)

Abstract

   The Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) is a generic framework
   supporting multiple types of authentication methods.  In systems
   where EAP is used for authentication, it is desirable to avoid
   repeating the entire EAP exchange with another authenticator.  This
   document specifies extensions to EAP and the EAP keying hierarchy to
   support an EAP method-independent protocol for efficient re-
   authentication between the peer and an EAP re-authentication server
   through any authenticator.  The re-authentication server may be in
   the home network or in the local network to which the peer is
   connecting.

   This memo obsoletes RFC 5296.

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/rfc6696.

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RFC 6696                 EAP Extensions for ERP                July 2012

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Cao, et al.                  Standards Track                    [Page 2]
RFC 6696                 EAP Extensions for ERP                July 2012

Table of Contents

   1. Introduction ....................................................4
      1.1. Changes from RFC 5296 ......................................5
   2. Terminology .....................................................5
   3. ERP Description .................................................7
      3.1. ERP with the Home ER Server ...............................10
      3.2. ERP with a Local ER Server ................................11
   4. ER Key Hierarchy ...............................................13
      4.1. rRK Derivation ............................................13
      4.2. rRK Properties ............................................14
      4.3. rIK Derivation ............................................14
      4.4. rIK Properties ............................................15
      4.5. rIK Usage .................................................16
      4.6. rMSK Derivation ...........................................16
      4.7. rMSK Properties ...........................................17
   5. Protocol Details ...............................................17
      5.1. ERP Bootstrapping .........................................17
      5.2. Steps in ERP ..............................................20
           5.2.1. Multiple Simultaneous Runs of ERP ..................23
           5.2.2. ERP Failure Handling ...............................23
      5.3. EAP Codes .................................................25
           5.3.1. EAP-Initiate/Re-auth-Start Packet ..................26
                  5.3.1.1. Authenticator Operation ...................27
                  5.3.1.2. Peer Operation ............................27
           5.3.2. EAP-Initiate/Re-auth Packet ........................28

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