A Profile for BGPSEC Router Certificates, Certificate Revocation Lists, and Certification Requests

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Secure Inter-Domain Routing Working Group                    M. Reynolds
Internet-Draft                                                      IPSw
Updates: 6487 (if approved)                                    S. Turner
Intended Status: Standards Track                                    IECA
Expires: October 19, 2013                                        S. Kent
                                                          April 17, 2013

               A Profile for BGPSEC Router Certificates,
        Certificate Revocation Lists, and Certification Requests


   This document defines a standard profile for X.509 certificates for
   the purposes of supporting validation of Autonomous System (AS) paths
   in the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), as part of an extension to that
   protocol known as BGPSEC.  BGP is a critical component for the proper
   operation of the Internet as a whole.  The BGPSEC protocol is under
   development as a component to address the requirement to provide
   security for the BGP protocol.  The goal of BGPSEC is to design a
   protocol for full AS path validation based on the use of strong
   cryptographic primitives.  The end-entity (EE) certificates specified
   by this profile are issued under Resource Public Key Infrastructure
   (RPKI) Certification Authority (CA) certificates, containing the AS
   Identifier Delegation extension, to routers within the Autonomous
   System (AS).  The certificate asserts that the router(s) holding the
   private key are authorized to send out secure route advertisements on
   behalf of the specified AS.  This document also profiles the
   Certificate Revocation List (CRL), profiles the format of
   certification requests, and specifies Relying Party certificate path
   validation procedures.  The document extends the RPKI; therefore,
   this documents updates the RPKI Resource Certificates Profile (RFC

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1.  Introduction

   This document defines a profile for X.509 end-entity (EE)
   certificates [RFC5280] for use in the context of certification of
   Autonomous System (AS) paths in the Border Gateway Protocol Security
   (BGPSEC) protocol.  Such certificates are termed "BGPSEC Router
   Certificates".  The holder of the private key associated with a
   BGPSEC Router Certificate is authorized to send secure route
   advertisements (BGPSEC UPDATEs) on behalf of the AS named in the
   certificate.  That is, a router holding the private key may send to
   its BGP peers, route advertisements that contain the specified AS
   number as the last item in the AS PATH attribute.  A key property
   that BGPSEC will provide is that every AS along the AS PATH can
   verify that the other ASes along the path have authorized the
   advertisement of the given route (to the next AS along the AS PATH). 

   This document is a profile of [RFC6487], which is a profile of
   [RFC5280], and it updates [RFC6487].  It establishes requirements
   imposed on a Resource Certificate that is used as a BGPSEC Router
   Certificate, i.e., it defines constraints for certificate fields and
   extensions for the certificate to be valid in this context.  This
   document also profiles the Certificate Revocation List (CRL) and
   certification requests.  Finally, this document specifies the Relying
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