CoAP Pub-Sub Profile for Authentication and Authorization for Constrained Environments (ACE)

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (candidate for ace WG)
Author Francesca Palombini 
Last updated 2019-11-19 (latest revision 2019-11-04)
Replaced by draft-ietf-ace-pubsub-profile
Stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
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This specification defines an application profile for authentication and authorization for publishers and subscribers in a pub-sub setting scenario in a constrained environment, using the ACE framework. This profile relies on transport layer or application layer security to authorize the publisher to the broker. Moreover, it relies on application layer security for publisher-broker and subscriber-broker communication.


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