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KARP KMP: Simplified Peer Authentication

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Last updated: 2014-11-28 (latest revision 2014-05-27)
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This document describes the usage of Router Fingerprint Authentication (RFA) with public keys as a potential peer authentication method with KARP pair wise and group Key Management Protocols (KMPs). The advantage of RFA is, it neither requires out- of-band, mutually agreeable symmetric keys nor a full PKI based system (trust anchor or CA certificates) for mutual authentication of peers with KARP KMP deployments. Usage of Router Fingerprints give a significant operational improvement from symmetric key based systems and yet provide a secure authentication technique.


Uma Chunduri <>
Albert Tian <>
Ari Keranen <>
Tero Kivinen <>

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