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Terminology and processes for initial security setup of IoT devices

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (t2trg RG)
Expired & archived
Authors Mohit Sethi , Behcet Sarikaya , Dan Garcia-Carrillo
Last updated 2022-11-26
Replaces draft-sarikaya-t2trg-sbootstrapping
Replaced by draft-irtf-t2trg-security-setup-iot-devices
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This document provides an overview of terms that are commonly used when discussing the initial security setup of Internet of Things (IoT) devices. This document also presents a brief but illustrative survey of protocols and standards available for initial security setup of IoT devices. For each protocol, we identify the terminology used, the entities involved, the initial assumptions, the processes necessary for completetion, and the knowledge imparted to the IoT devices after the setup is complete.


Mohit Sethi
Behcet Sarikaya
Dan Garcia-Carrillo

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