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

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This specification defines a 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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