Secure IoT Bootstrapping: A Survey

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This document presents a survey of secure bootstrapping mechanisms available for smart objects that are part of an Internet of Things (IoT) network. It aims to provide a structured classification of the available mechanisms. The document does not prescribe any one secure bootstrapping mechanism and rather presents IoT developers with different options to choose from, depending on their use-case, security requirements and the user interface available on their smart objects.


Behcet Sarikaya (
Mohit Sethi (
Dan Garcia-Carillo (

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