IDentity Enabled Networks

Document Proposed charter IDentity Enabled Networks WG (ideas)
Title IDentity Enabled Networks
Last updated 2017-09-11
State Internal review Initial chartering
WG State Proposed
IESG Responsible AD Alvaro Retana
Charter Edit AD Alvaro Retana
Telechat date On agenda of 2017-09-28 IESG telechat
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Network solutions based on the concept of Identifier-Locator separation
are increasingly considered to support mobility, overlay networking for
virtualization and multi-homing across heterogeneous access networks.
Identifier-locator separation protocols require infrastructure that allows
nodes to discover the network topological location(s) of its peer(s) for packet
delivery. A common infrastructure and protocol could be used by
identifier/locator protocols as well as network virtualization. However,
additional infrastructure and new protocol extensions are needed to address new
requirements that go well beyond the traditional discovery service and mapping
of identifier-to-location for packet delivery. Identifier-locator protocols are
also useful for additional services involving dynamic association of a name to
a set of network addresses - these include dynamic multicast, cloud service
anycast and context-aware IoT queries.

The IDEAS WG is chartered to produce a framework document that defines the
expected behavior of a mapping system across the multiple existing use cases. 
The framework will aim at a homogeneous behavior across use cases, and it will
call out specific trade-offs that may be considered in the development of
solutions.  We refer to the framework providing the set of services as Generic
Identity Services (GRIDS).

Some of the areas that should be considered when developing the framework

- Flexibility and extensibility considerations

- Description of interfaces for different protocols to interact with the
framework (e.g. id-loc split protocols, management protocols, etc)

- Requirements for identifier/locator mapping resolution and mapping update
(e.g. discovery, pub/sub, multi-homing, ...)

- Registration and lifecycle management of identities and their associated

- Identity authentication and authorization (e.g. access to framework, update
of information for identifiers..)

- Description of required basic network policies and policy enforcement needs
(e.g. ability to look up an identifier-locator pair, permit forwarding traffic
for particular endpoints on a per-identity basis, etc.)

- Analysis of the concepts of identity-identifier split and dynamic identifier
changes, including their implications on anonymity and privacy.

The IDEAS WG will closely collaborate with LISP and HIP WGs. The WG will also
collaborate with other WG as needed.

WG deliverables include:

(1) Generic Identity Services Framework

(2) Other WG sustaining/informational documents may include:

These documents will not be published as RFCs, but will be maintained in a
draft form or on a collaborative Working Group wiki to support the efforts of
the Working Group and help new comers:

- Problem statement
- Use cases
- Requirements for identifier/locator mapping and resolution
- Requirements for identity authentication and authorization service (for
GRIDS). - Applications of the architecture for use cases - Threat model document


January 2018 Adopt WG draft for the Generic Identity Services framework
July 2018 WGLC for the Generic Identity Services framework
September 2018 Send Generic Identity Services framework draft to the IESG
November 2018 Recharter

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