Mathematical Mesh 3.0 Part I: Architecture Guide
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Network Working Group                                    P. Hallam-Baker
Internet-Draft                                              July 8, 2019
Intended status: Informational
Expires: January 9, 2020

            Mathematical Mesh 3.0 Part I: Architecture Guide
                 draft-hallambaker-mesh-architecture-09

Abstract

   The Mathematical Mesh 'The Mesh' is an end-to-end secure
   infrastructure that makes computers easier to use by making them more
   secure.  The Mesh provides a set of protocol and cryptographic
   building blocks that enable encrypted data stored in the cloud to be
   accessed, managed and exchanged between users with the same or better
   ease of use than traditional approaches which leave the data
   vulnerable to attack.

   This document provides an overview of the Mesh data structures,
   protocols and examples of its use.

   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
   2.  Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     2.1.  Related Specifications  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     2.2.  Defined Terms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     2.3.  Requirements Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     2.4.  Implementation Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   3.  Architecture  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     3.1.  A Personal PKI  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
       3.1.1.  Device Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
       3.1.2.  Exchange of trusted credentials.  . . . . . . . . . .   9
       3.1.3.  Application configuration management  . . . . . . . .  10
       3.1.4.  The Mesh as platform  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     3.2.  Mesh Architecture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
       3.2.1.  Mesh Device Management  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
       3.2.2.  Mesh Account  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
       3.2.3.  Mesh Service  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
       3.2.4.  Mesh Messaging  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
     3.3.  Using the Mesh with Applications  . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
       3.3.1.  Contact Exchange  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
       3.3.2.  Confirmation Protocol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
       3.3.3.  Future Applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  18
   4.  Mesh Cryptography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  18
     4.1.  Best Practice by Default  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  19
     4.2.  Multi-Level Security  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  19
     4.3.  Multi-Key Decryption  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  20
     4.4.  Multi-Party Key Generation  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  20
     4.5.  Data At Rest Encryption . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  21
       4.5.1.  DARE Envelope . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  21
       4.5.2.  Dare Container  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  21
     4.6.  Uniform Data Fingerprints.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  22
       4.6.1.  Friendly Names  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  23
       4.6.2.  Encrypted Authenticated Resource Locators . . . . . .  23
       4.6.3.  Secure Internet Names . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  24
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