Definition of the ROLIE Software Descriptor Extension
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SACM Working Group                                         D. Waltermire
Internet-Draft                                               S. Banghart
Intended status: InformationalNational Institute of Standards and Techno
Expires: April 29, 2018                                 October 26, 2017

         Definition of the ROLIE Software Descriptor Extension
              draft-ietf-sacm-rolie-softwaredescriptor-00

Abstract

   This document extends the Resource-Oriented Lightweight Information
   Exchange (ROLIE) core to add the information type category and
   related requirements needed to support Software Record and Software
   Inventory use cases.  The 'software-descriptor' information type is
   defined as a ROLIE extension.  Additional supporting requirements are
   also defined that describe the use of specific formats and link
   relations pertaining to the new information type.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   3.  Additional Requirements for the Atom Publishing Protocol  . .   3
   4.  Additonal Requirements for the Atom Syndication Format  . . .   4
   5.  Information-type Extensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     5.1.  The "software-descriptor" information type  . . . . . . .   4
     5.2.  Use of the rolie:format element . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
       5.2.1.  The ISO SWID 2016 format  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
       5.2.2.  The Concise SWID format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   6.  rolie:property Extensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     6.1.  urn:ietf:params:rolie:property:swd:id . . . . . . . . . .   6
     6.2.  urn:ietf:params:rolie:property:swd:swname . . . . . . . .   6
   7.  atom:link Extensions  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   8.  Other Registered Extensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
   9.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     9.1.  software-descriptor information-type  . . . . . . . . . .   7
     9.2.  swd:id property . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     9.3.  swd:swname property . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   10. Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   11. Privacy Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
   12. Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
   Appendix A.  Schema . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
   Appendix B.  Examples of Use  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10

1.  Introduction

   This document defines an extension to the Resource-Oriented
   Lightweight Information Exchange (ROLIE) protocol to support the
   publication of software descriptor information.  Software descriptor
   information is information that characterizes:

      an installable software package, or

      information about static software components that may be installed
      by a software package or patch.

   Software descriptor information includes identifying, versioning,
   software creation and publication, and file artifact information.
   Software descriptor information provides data about what might be
   installed, but doesn't describe where or how a specific software
   installation is installed, configured, or executed.
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