An Opportunistic Approach for Secure Real-time Transport Protocol (OSRTP)
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SIPBRANDY Working Group                                      A. Johnston
Internet-Draft                                          Rowan University
Intended status: Informational                                  B. Aboba
Expires: March 22, 2018                                        Microsoft
                                                               A. Hutton
                                                            Unify / Atos
                                                               R. Jesske
                                                        Deutsche Telekom
                                                                T. Stach
                                                            Unaffiliated
                                                      September 18, 2017

   An Opportunistic Approach for Secure Real-time Transport Protocol
                                (OSRTP)
                     draft-ietf-sipbrandy-osrtp-03

Abstract

   Opportunistic Secure Real-time Transport Protocol (OSRTP) is an
   implementation of the Opportunistic Security mechanism, as defined in
   RFC 7435, applied to Real-time Transport Protocol (RTP).  OSRTP
   allows encrypted media to be used in environments where support for
   encryption is not known in advance, and not required.  OSRTP does not
   require SDP extensions or features and is fully backwards compatible
   with existing implementations using encrypted and authenticated media
   and implementations that do not encrypt or authenticate media
   packets.  OSRTP is not specific to any key management technique for
   SRTP.  OSRTP is a transitional approach useful for migrating existing
   deployments of real-time communications to a fully encrypted and
   authenticated state.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
     1.1.  Applicability Statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   2.  Requirements Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   3.  Definition of Opportunistic Security for SRTP . . . . . . . .   3
   4.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   5.  Implementation Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   6.  Acknowledgements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   7.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     7.1.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     7.2.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7

1.  Introduction

   Opportunistic Security [RFC7435] (OS) is an approach to security that
   defines a third mode for security between "cleartext" and
   "comprehensive protection" that allows encryption and authentication
   to be used if supported but will not result in failures if it is not
   supported.  In terms of secure media, cleartext is RTP [RFC3550]
   media which is negotiated with the RTP/AVP (Audio Video Profile)
   profile defined [RFC3551].  Comprehensive protection is Secure RTP
   [RFC3711], negotiated with a secure profile, such as SAVP or SAVPF
   [RFC5124].  OSRTP allows SRTP to be negotiated with the RTP/AVP
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