RADIUS Extension for Certificate-based SSH Authentication
draft-vishwakarma-opsawg-ssh-cert-radius-00

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Authors Devendra Vishwakarma  , Prakash Suthar  , Vivek Agarwal  , Anil Jangam 
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OPSAWG                                              Devendra Vishwakarma
Internet-Draft                                             Cisco Systems
Intended status: Informational                            Prakash Suthar
Expires: May 6, 2021                                         Google Inc.
                                                           Vivek Agarwal
                                                        Anil Jangam, Ed.
                                                           Cisco Systems
                                                       November 15, 2020

       RADIUS Extension for Certificate-based SSH Authentication
                       draft-vishwakarma-opsawg-ssh-cert-radius-00

Abstract

   A scalable and centralized mechanism is required for a certificate-
   based administrative access to multitude of virtualized and physical
   network functions.  While there are mechanisms that exist today to
   provide secure administrative command-line and API-based access,
   there are certain management and maintenance overheads as well as
   certain scalability challenges related to it.  In this draft we
   discuss these challenges and propose a standardized, centralized
   server-based mechanism to authenticate a user over an SSH session
   using its client certificate.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Conventions and Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     2.1.  Centralized RADUIS Server based Solution  . . . . . . . .   4
   3.  Operational Details . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     3.1.  Basic Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     3.2.  EAP TLS authentication  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     3.3.  RADIUS Access Request . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     3.4.  Radius Accounting Request . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     3.5.  Radius Access Accept  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
   4.  Protocol Details  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     4.1.  Packet Format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     4.2.  Packet Types  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
       4.2.1.  Access Request  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     4.3.  Attributes  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
       4.3.1.  Service Type  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
   5.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
   6.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
   7.  Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
   8.  Acknowledgments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
   9.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
     9.1.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
     9.2.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14

1.  Conventions and Terminology

   The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT",
   "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and "OPTIONAL" in this
   document are to be interpreted as described in [RFC2119].

   This document uses the terminology of [RFC3987] and [RFC3986] for
   RADIUS entities.

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