Architecture and Reference Terminology for Remote Attestation Procedures
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Network Working Group                                        H. Birkholz
Internet-Draft                                            Fraunhofer SIT
Intended status: Standards Track                              M. Wiseman
Expires: September 13, 2019                           GE Global Research
                                                           H. Tschofenig
                                                                ARM Ltd.
                                                                N. Smith
                                                                   Intel
                                                          March 12, 2019

Architecture and Reference Terminology for Remote Attestation Procedures
                  draft-birkholz-rats-architecture-01

Abstract

   Remote ATtestation ProcedureS (RATS) architecture facilitates the
   attestation of device characteristics that, in general, are based on
   specific trustworthiness qualities intrinsic to a device or service.
   It includes trusted computing functionality provided by device
   hardware and software that allows trustworthiness qualities to be
   asserted and verified as part of, or pre-requisite to, the device's
   normal operation.  The RATS architecture maps corresponding
   attestation functions and capabilities to specific RATS Roles.  The
   goal is to enable an appropriate conveyance of evidence about device
   trustworthiness via network protocols.  RATS Roles provide the
   endpoint context for understanding the various interaction semantics
   of the attestation lifecycle.  The RATS architecture provides the
   building block concepts, semantics, syntax and framework for
   interoperable attestation while remaining hardware-agnostic.  This
   flexibility is intended to address a significant variety of use-cases
   and scenarios involving interoperable attestation.  Example usages
   include, but are not limited to: financial transactions, voting
   machines, critical safety systems, network equipment health, or
   trustworthy end-user device management.  Existing industry
   attestation efforts may be helpful toward informing RATS
   architecture.  Such as: Remote Integrity VERification (RIVER), the
   creation of Entity Attestation Tokens (EAT), software integrity
   Measurement And ATtestation (MAAT)

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     1.1.  What is Remote Attestation  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     1.2.  The purpose of RATS Architecture and Terminology  . . . .   4
     1.3.  Requirements notation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   2.  RATS Architecture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   3.  Architectural Components  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     3.1.  RATS Roles  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   4.  RATS Actors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     4.1.  RATS Duties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
       4.1.1.  Attester Duties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
       4.1.2.  Verifier Duties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
       4.1.3.  Claimant Duties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
       4.1.4.  Relying Party Duties  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
       4.1.5.  RATS Interactions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
   5.  Application of RATS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
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