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An Authorization Information Format (AIF) for ACE

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (ace WG)
Expired & archived
Author Carsten Bormann
Last updated 2020-07-30 (Latest revision 2020-06-27)
Replaced by RFC 9237
RFC stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
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Additional resources Mailing list discussion
Stream WG state Adopted by a WG
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IESG IESG state Replaced by draft-ietf-ace-aif
Consensus boilerplate Unknown
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Constrained Devices as they are used in the "Internet of Things" need security. One important element of this security is that devices in the Internet of Things need to be able to decide which operations requested of them should be considered authorized, need to ascertain that the authorization to request the operation does apply to the actual requester, and need to ascertain that other devices they place requests on are the ones they intended. To transfer detailed authorization information from an authorization manager (such as an ACE-OAuth Authorization Server) to a device, a representation format is needed. This document provides a suggestion for such a format, the Authorization Information Format (AIF). AIF is defined both as a general structure that can be used for many different applications and as a specific refinement that describes REST resources and the permissions on them.


Carsten Bormann

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