CBOR Object Signing and Encryption (COSE): Headers for carrying and referencing X.509 certificates
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Network Working Group                                          J. Schaad
Internet-Draft                                            August Cellars
Intended status: Informational                              May 23, 2017
Expires: November 24, 2017

  CBOR Object Signing and Encryption (COSE): Headers for carrying and
                     referencing X.509 certificates
                       draft-schaad-cose-x509-01

Abstract

   This document defines the headers and usage for referring to and
   transporting X.509 certificates in the CBOR Encoded Message (COSE)
   Syntax.

Contributing to this document

   The source for this draft is being maintained in GitHub.  Suggested
   changes should be submitted as pull requests at <https://github.com/
   cose-wg/X509>.  Instructions are on that page as well.  Editorial
   changes can be managed in GitHub, but any substantial issues need to
   be discussed on the COSE mailing list.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
     1.1.  Requirements Terminology  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   2.  X.509 COSE Headers  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   3.  Hash Algorithm Identifiers  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     3.1.  SHA-2 256-bit Hash  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     3.2.  SHA-2 256-bit Hash trucated to 64 bits  . . . . . . . . .   6
   4.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     4.1.  COSE Header Parameter Registry  . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     4.2.  COSE Algorithm Registry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
   5.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
   6.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     6.1.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     6.2.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
   Author's Address  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8

1.  Introduction

   In the process of writing RFCXXXX [I-D.ietf-cose-msg] discussions
   where held on the question of X.509 certificates [RFC5280]  and if
   there were needed.  At the time there were no use cases presented
   that appeared to have a sufficient set of support to include these
   headers.  Since that time a number of cases where X.509 certificate
   support is necessary have been defined.  This document provides a set
   of headers that will allow applications to transport and refer to
   X.509 certificates in a consistent manner.

   Some of the constrainted device situations are being used where an
   X.509 PKI is already installed.  One of these situations is the 6tish
   environment for enrollment of devices where the certificates are
   installed at the factory.  The [I-D.selander-ace-cose-ecdhe] draft
   was also written with the idea that long term certificates could be
   used to provide for authentication of devices and uses them to
   establish session keys.  A final scenario is the use of COSE as a
   messaging application where long term existence of keys can be used
   along with a central authentication authority.  The use of
   certificates in this scenario allows for key managment to be used
   which is well understood.
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