BGPsec Algorithms, Key Formats, & Signature Formats
draft-ietf-sidr-bgpsec-algs-15

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Secure Inter-Domain Routing Working Group                      S. Turner
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Updates: 6485bis (if approved)                            April 21, 2016
Intended status: Standards Track                                        
Expires: October 23, 2016                                               

          BGPsec Algorithms, Key Formats, & Signature Formats
                     draft-ietf-sidr-bgpsec-algs-15
                                    
Abstract

   This document specifies the algorithms, algorithm parameters,
   asymmetric key formats, asymmetric key size and signature format used
   in BGPsec (Border Gateway Protocol Security).  This document updates
   the Profile for Algorithms and Key Sizes for Use in the Resource
   Public Key Infrastructure (ID.sidr-rfc6485bis).

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  2
     1.1.  Terminology  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3
   2.  Algorithms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3
   3.  Asymmetric Key Pair Formats  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3
     3.1.  Public Key Format  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
     3.2.  Private Key Format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
   4.  Signature Format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
   5.  Additional Requirements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
   6.  Security Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
   7.  IANA Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5
   8.  Acknowledgements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5
   9.  References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5
     9.1.  Normative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5
     9.2.  Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  7
   Authors' Addresses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  7

1.  Introduction

   This document specifies:
      o the digital signature algorithm and parameters;
      o the hash algorithm and parameters;
      o the public and private key formats; and,
      o the signature format
   used by Resource Public Key Infrastructure (RPKI) Certification
   Authorities (CA), and BGPsec (Border Gateway Protocol Security)
   speakers (i.e., routers).  CAs use these algorithms when processing
   requests for BGPsec Router Certificates [ID.sidr-bgpsec-pki-
   profiles].  Examples when BGPsec routers use these algorithms include
   requesting BGPsec certificates [ID.sidr-bgpsec-pki-profiles], signing
   BGPsec Update messages [ID.sidr-bgpsec-protocol], and verifying
   BGPsec Update messages [ID.sidr-bgpsec-protocol].

   This document updates [ID.sidr-rfc6485bis] to add support for a) a
   different algorithm for BGPsec certificate requests, which are issued
   only by BGPsec speakers; b) a different Subject Public Key Info
   format for BGPsec certificates, which is needed for the specified
   BGPsec signature algorithm; and, c) a different signature format for
   BGPsec signatures, which is needed for the specified BGPsec signature
   algorithm.  The BGPsec certificate are differentiated from other RPKI
   certificates by the use of the BGPsec Extended Key Usage defined in
   [ID.sidr-bgpsec-pki-profiles].
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