Shepherd writeup
rfc7427-07

Shepherd Writeup for draft-kivinen-ipsecme-signature-auth-06

1. Summary

Paul Hoffman (IPsecME WG co-chair) is the document shepherd and Kathleen Moriarty is the
responsible AD.

This document generalizes the IKEv2 signature support so it can support any signature method
supported by the PKIX and also adds signature hash algorithm negotiation.  This means that
all types of signatures, not just RSA and ECDSA, and any type of elliptic curves can be
supported.

Given that this is a protocol extension, it is meant to be a Proposed Standard.


2. Review and Consensus

The WG discussion of the document was very good, with wide consensus for adoption. There were
no objections to adoption. There were only a few small changes requested during IETF Last Call,
and the authors made them.


3. Intellectual Property

The author has stated that their direct, personal knowledge of any IPR related to this
document has already been disclosed, in conformance with BCPs 78 and 79.


4. Other Points

There are no normative downrefs.

The IANA Considerations are short and to the point. The new registry is by expert review,
and the document author is extremely likely to become the expert reviewer.

The draft went through an extensive editorial revision after WG Last Call, and that version
was last called again in the WG. Joel Snyder was added as co-author.
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