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Portable Symmetric Key Container

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (keyprov WG)
Expired & archived
Authors Salah Machani , Mingliang Pei , Philip Hoyer
Last updated 2009-01-14 (Latest revision 2008-11-04)
Replaces draft-hoyer-keyprov-portable-symmetric-key-container
Replaced by draft-ietf-keyprov-pskc
RFC stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
Intended RFC status (None)
Additional resources Mailing list discussion
Stream WG state WG Document
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IESG IESG state Replaced by draft-ietf-keyprov-pskc
Consensus boilerplate Unknown
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This document specifies a symmetric key format for transport and provisioning of symmetric keys (for example One Time Password (OTP) shared secrets or symmetric cryptographic keys) to different types of crypto modules such as a strong authentication device. The standard key transport format enables enterprises to deploy best-of-breed solutions combining components from different vendors into the same infrastructure. This work is based on earlier work by the members of OATH (Initiative for Open AuTHentication) to specify a format that can be freely distributed to the technical community. The authors believe that a common and shared specification will facilitate adoption of two- factor authentication on the Internet by enabling interoperability between commercial and open-source implementations.


Salah Machani
Mingliang Pei
Philip Hoyer

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