Short Authentication Strings for TLS
draft-miers-tls-sas-00

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Authors Ian Miers , Matthew Green  , Eric Rescorla 
Last updated 2014-08-18 (latest revision 2014-02-14)
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This Internet-Draft is no longer active. A copy of the expired Internet-Draft can be found at
https://www.ietf.org/archive/id/draft-miers-tls-sas-00.txt

Abstract

TLS and DTLS connections generally rely on a PKI, a shared secret, or endpoint fingerprints for endpoint authentication. This document describes an authentication mechanism which instead generates a "short authentication string" (SAS) as an emergent property of the connection. The SAS can then be verified via an external channel in order to authenticate the connection.

Authors

Ian Miers (imiers@cs.jhu.edu)
Matthew Green (mgreen@cs.jhu.edu)
Eric Rescorla (ekr@rtfm.com)

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