Mathematical Mesh: Developer's Guide
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Network Working Group                                    P. Hallam-Baker
Internet-Draft                                         Comodo Group Inc.
Intended status: Informational                        September 19, 2016
Expires: March 23, 2017

                  Mathematical Mesh: Developer's Guide
                  draft-hallambaker-mesh-developer-02

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.

   This document describes how to install and run the Mesh reference
   code and make use of the reference code in applications.  It does not
   form a part of the Mesh specifications and is not normative.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Getting the Reference Code and Build Tools  . . . . . . . . .   3
     1.1.  Obtaining the Development Environment . . . . . . . . . .   3
     1.2.  Obtaining the Build Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     1.3.  Obtaining the Mesh Source Libraries . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   2.  Running the Reference Code Examples . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     2.1.  Starting the Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     2.2.  The Profile Manager Wizard  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     2.3.  The Profile Connection Wizard . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   3.  Platform specific configuration data  . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     3.1.  Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
       3.1.1.  Private Key Data  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
       3.1.2.  Registry settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
       3.1.3.  Profile data files  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     3.2.  OSX and Linux . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   4.  Using the Mesh C#/.Net Libraries in an Application  . . . . .   6
     4.1.  Creating a Portal Client Connection . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     4.2.  Checking that a Portal Account name is acceptable . . . .   7
     4.3.  Creating a Personal Profile . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     4.4.  Creating an Offline Escrow Entry  . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     4.5.  Publishing the Profile and Escrow Entries . . . . . . . .   7
     4.6.  Attaching a New Device  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     4.7.  Attaching a new Application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     4.8.  Deleting Profile Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     4.9.  Recovering Profile Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
   5.  Using other languages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     5.1.  Using the C Binding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
   6.  Reference Code Architecture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     6.1.  Protocol Definition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
       6.1.1.  Serialization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
       6.1.2.  Deserialization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
       6.1.3.  Class library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     6.2.  Profile . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
       6.2.1.  Generation  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
       6.2.2.  Validation  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
       6.2.3.  Operations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
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