Key Chain YANG Data Model

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Authors Acee Lindem  , Yingzhen Qu  , Derek Yeung  , Ing-Wher Chen  , Zhaohui Zhang  , Yi Yang 
Last updated 2015-10-15
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This document describes the key chain YANG data model. A key chain is a list of elements each containing a key, send lifetime, accept lifetime, and algorithm. By properly overlapping the send and accept lifetimes of multiple key chain elements, keys and algorithms may be gracefully updated. By representing them in a YANG data model, key distribution can be automated. Key chains are commonly used for routing protocol authentication and other applications. In some applications, the protocols do not use the key chain element key directly, but rather a key derivation function is used to derive a short-lived key from the key chain element key.


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