Group Security Association Management Protocol

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (individual)
Authors J. Atwood  , Bing Li 
Last updated 2015-01-22 (latest revision 2014-07-21)
Stream (None)
Intended RFC status (None)
Expired & archived
pdf htmlized bibtex
Stream Stream state (No stream defined)
Consensus Boilerplate Unknown
RFC Editor Note (None)
IESG IESG state Expired
Telechat date
Responsible AD (None)
Send notices to (None)

This Internet-Draft is no longer active. A copy of the expired Internet-Draft can be found at


This document specifies a Group Security Association Management (GSAM) protocol, which manages the IPsec Group Security Associations that are used to protect some packets of Secure IGMP (SIGMP) and Secure MLD (SMLD). In GSAM, one router is elected as the group controller / key server to create group security associations for all the interesting secure groups and distribute them to authorized users and other routers.


J. Atwood (
Bing Li (

(Note: The e-mail addresses provided for the authors of this Internet-Draft may no longer be valid.)