The DNS-Based Authentication of Named Entities (DANE) Protocol for Transport Layer Security (TLS)
draft-ietf-dane-protocol-17

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Network Working Group                                         P. Hoffman
Internet-Draft                                            VPN Consortium
Intended status: Standards Track                             J. Schlyter
Expires: September 1, 2012                                      Kirei AB
                                                       February 29, 2012

   The DNS-Based Authentication of Named Entities (DANE) Protocol for
                     Transport Layer Security (TLS)
                      draft-ietf-dane-protocol-17

Abstract

   Encrypted communication on the Internet often uses Transport Level
   Security (TLS), which depends on third parties to certify the keys
   used.  This document improves on that situation by enabling the
   administrator of a domain name to certify the keys used in that
   domain's TLS servers.  This requires matching improvements in TLS
   client software, but no change in TLS server software.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
     1.1.  Background of the Problem  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
     1.2.  Securing the Association with a Server's Certificate . . .  5
     1.3.  Method For Securing Certificate Associations . . . . . . .  6
     1.4.  Terminology  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  6
   2.  The TLSA Resource Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  7
     2.1.  TLSA RDATA Wire Format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  7
       2.1.1.  The Certificate Usage Field  . . . . . . . . . . . . .  7
       2.1.2.  The Selector Field . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8
       2.1.3.  The Matching Type Field  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  9
       2.1.4.  The Certificate Association Data Field . . . . . . . .  9
     2.2.  TLSA RR Presentation Format  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  9
     2.3.  TLSA RR Examples . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
   3.  Domain Names for TLS Certificate Associations  . . . . . . . . 10
   4.  Use of TLSA Records in TLS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
   5.  TLSA and DANE Use Cases and Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . 12
   6.  Mandatory-to-Implement Features  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
   7.  IANA Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
     7.1.  TLSA RRtype  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
     7.2.  TLSA Usages  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
     7.3.  TLSA Selectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
     7.4.  TLSA Matching Types  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
   8.  Security Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
     8.1.  DNS Caching  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
   9.  Acknowledgements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
   10. References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
     10.1. Normative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
     10.2. Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
   Appendix A.  Operational Considerations for Deploying TLSA
                Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
     A.1.  Creating TLSA Records  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
       A.1.1.  Ambiguities and Corner Cases When TLS Clients
               Build Trust Chains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
       A.1.2.  Choosing a Selector Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
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