STIR Certificate Delegation
draft-ietf-stir-cert-delegation-01

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Network Working Group                                        J. Peterson
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Intended status: Standards Track                        November 4, 2019
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                      STIR Certificate Delegation
                   draft-ietf-stir-cert-delegation-01

Abstract

   The Secure Telephone Identity Revisited (STIR) certificate profile
   provides a way to attest authority over telephone numbers and related
   identifiers for the purpose of preventing telephone number spoofing.
   This specification details how that authority can be delegated from a
   parent certificate to a subordinate certificate.  This supports a
   number of use cases, including those where service providers grant
   credentials to enterprises or other customers capable of signing
   calls with STIR.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   3.  Motivation  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   4.  Delegation of STIR Certificates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     4.1.  Scope of Delegation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   5.  Authentication Services Signing with Delegate Certificates  .   6
   6.  Verification Service Behavior for Delegate Certificate
       Signatures  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   7.  Acquiring Certificate Chains in STIR  . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
   8.  Certification Authorities and Service Providers . . . . . . .   7
     8.1.  ACME and Delegation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     8.2.  Handling Multiple Certificates  . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
   9.  Alternative Solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
   10. IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
   11. Privacy Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
   12. Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
   13. Acknowledgments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
   14. References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     14.1.  Normative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     14.2.  Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
   Author's Address  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12

1.  Introduction

   The STIR problem statement [RFC7340] reviews the difficulties facing
   the telephone network that are enabled by impersonation, including
   various forms of robocalling, voicemail hacking, and swatting.  One
   of the most important components of a system to prevent impersonation
   is the implementation of credentials which identify the parties who
   control telephone numbers.  The STIR certificates [RFC8226]
   specification describes a credential system based on [X.509] version
   3 certificates in accordance with [RFC5280] for that purpose.  Those
   credentials can then be used by STIR authentication services
   [RFC8224] to sign PASSporT objects [RFC8225] carried in SIP [RFC3261]
   requests.

   [RFC8226] specifies an extension to X.509 that defines a Telephony
   Number (TN) Authorization List that may be included by certification
   authorities (CAs) in certificates.  This extension provides
   additional information that relying parties can use when validating
   transactions with the certificate.  When a SIP request, for example,
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