Requirements for Generic Identity Services in Identity Enabled Networks
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Network Working Group                                  P. Pillay-Esnault
Internet-Draft                                                  A. Clemm
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                                                                D. Meyer
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                                                            July 3, 2017

Requirements for Generic Identity Services in Identity Enabled Networks
                     draft-padma-ideas-req-grids-01

Abstract

   This document describes requirements for the Generic Identity
   Services infrastructure for Identity-Enabled Networks.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  Specification of Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   3.  Definition of Terms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   4.  Background  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   5.  Requirements for Generic Identity Services (GRIDS)  . . . . .   6
     5.1.  Mapping Services  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     5.2.  Identity Services and Identifiers . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     5.3.  Subscription Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     5.4.  Metadata Support and Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     5.5.  Distribution and Redundancy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     5.6.  Scale and Performance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
     5.7.  GRIDS Security  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
     5.8.  Ability to support multiple instances . . . . . . . . . .  14
     5.9.  GRIDS Extensions  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
   6.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
   7.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
   8.  Contributors  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
   9.  Acknowledgments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
   10. References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
     10.1.  Normative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
     10.2.  Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17

1.  Introduction

   This document specifies requirements for Generic Identity Services
   (GRIDS) that provide a cornerstone of Identity-Enabled Networks.
   GRIDS includes services to maintain mappings between Identifiers and
   Locators and to resolve mappings by Identifier.  In addition, GRIDS
   includes services to manage the lifecycle of Identifiers as used in
   an Identity-Enabled Network, specifically services to register
   Identifiers.

   There are additional services that GRIDS can be extended with.
   Examples include services to maintain metadata about endpoints that
   are referenced by Identifiers as well as support for Identity-based
   network access control.  Because those services enable a lot of
   value-added functionality, important requirements for those services
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