Adapted Multimedia Internet KEYing (AMIKEY): An extension of Multimedia Internet KEYing (MIKEY) Methods for Generic LLN Environments

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Multimedia Internet Keying (MIKEY) is a key management protocol used for real-time applications. As standardized within RFC3830 it defines four key distribution methods, including pre-shared keys, public-key encryption, and Diffie-Hellman key exchange, with allowances for ready protocol extension. A number of additional methods have been developed and continue to be built from the base protocol (see for example, RFC4442, RFC4563, RFC4650, RFC4738, RFC5410, RFC6043 and RFC6267. However, in spite of its extensibility and more general applicability, MIKEY and its related extensions have primarily focused on the support of the Secure Real-time Transport Protocol (SRTP). This document specifies a simple adaptation of the MIKEY specification to allow the base protocol and its various key management mode extensions to be readily applied in more general environments beyond the multimedia SRTP domain. In particular, the document defines a repurposing of the MIKEY multimedia crypto sessions structure and introduces a set of message extensions to the base specification to allow the MIKEY key management methods to be applied within Low-power and Lossy Networks (LLNs) and other general constrained-device networks.


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