Mathematical Mesh Part I: Architecture Guide
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Network Working Group                                    P. Hallam-Baker
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              Mathematical Mesh Part I: Architecture Guide
                 draft-hallambaker-mesh-architecture-06

Abstract

   The Mathematical Mesh ?The Mesh? is an end-to-end secure
   infrastructure that facilitates the exchange of configuration and
   credential data between multiple user devices.  The architecture of
   the Mesh and examples of typical applications are described.

   This document is also available online at
   http://mathmesh.com/Documents/draft-hallambaker-mesh-
   architecture.html [1] .

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     1.1.  Mesh Profiles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     1.2.  Mesh Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     1.3.  Document Roadmap  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   2.  Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     2.1.  Related Specifications  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     2.2.  Defined Terms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     2.3.  Requirements Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     2.4.  Implementation Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
   3.  Mesh Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     3.1.  Portal Service  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     3.2.  Catalog Services  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
       3.2.1.  Persistence Model . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
       3.2.2.  Retrieval Model . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     3.3.  Messaging Services  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
   4.  Requirements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
     4.1.  Use Case  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
     4.2.  What Makes PKI Hard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
     4.3.  The Devil is in the Deployment  . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
     4.4.  Why change is possible  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
   5.  Architectural Principles  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
     5.1.  User Centered Design  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
     5.2.  User Centered Trust.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
     5.3.  A Credential Designed for Persistence . . . . . . . . . .  19
     5.4.  Eliminate unnecessary options . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  19
     5.5.  Strong Public Key Identifiers . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  19
   6.  Mesh Profiles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  20
     6.1.  Master and Personal Profiles  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  21
     6.2.  Device Profiles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  22
     6.3.  Application Profiles  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  23
     6.4.  Verifying Profiles  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  23
     6.5.  Key Escrow and Recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  24
       6.5.1.  Offline Escrow  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  25
       6.5.2.  Online Escrow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  25
   7.  The CryptoMesh  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  26
     7.1.  Federated Portals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  26
   8.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  27
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