A DTLS 1.2 Profile for the Internet of Things
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dice                                                           K. Hartke
Internet-Draft                                   Universitaet Bremen TZI
Intended status: Informational                             H. Tschofenig
Expires: November 7, 2014                                       ARM Ltd.
                                                             May 6, 2014

             A DTLS 1.2 Profile for the Internet of Things
                     draft-ietf-dice-profile-01.txt

Abstract

   This document defines a DTLS profile that is suitable for Internet of
   Things applications and is reasonably implementable on many
   constrained devices.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   3.  The Communication Model . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   4.  The Ciphersuite Concept . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   5.  Pre-Shared Secret Authentication with DTLS  . . . . . . . . .   8
   6.  Raw Public Key Use with DTLS  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
   7.  Certificate Use with DTLS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
   8.  Error Handling  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
   9.  Session Resumption  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
   10. TLS Compression . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
   11. Perfect Forward Secrecy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
   12. Keep-Alive  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
   13. Negotiation and Downgrading Attacks . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
   14. Privacy Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
   15. Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
   16. IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
   17. Acknowledgements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
   18. References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
     18.1.  Normative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
     18.2.  Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  18
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  20

1.  Introduction

   This document defines a DTLS 1.2 [RFC6347] profile that offers
   communication security for Internet of Things (IoT) applications and
   is reasonably implementable on many constrained devices.  It aims to
   meet the following goals:

   o  Serve as a one-stop shop for implementers to know which pieces of
      the specification jungle contain relevant details.

   o  Not alter the DTLS specification.

   o  Not introduce any new extensions.

   o  Align with the DTLS security modes of the Constrained Application
      Protocol (CoAP) [I-D.ietf-core-coap].

   DTLS is used to secure a number of applications run over an
   unreliable datagram transport.  CoAP [I-D.ietf-core-coap] is one such
   protocol and has been designed specifically for use in IoT
   environments.  CoAP can be secured a number of different ways, also
   called security modes.  These security modes are as follows, see
   Section 5, Section 6, Section 7 for additional details:

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   No Security Protection at the Transport Layer:  No DTLS is used but
      instead application layer security functionality is assumed.
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