Secure Device Install
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Network Working Group                                          W. Kumari
Internet-Draft                                                    Google
Intended status: Informational                             July 16, 2018
Expires: January 17, 2019

                         Secure Device Install
                      draft-wkumari-opsawg-sdi-02

Abstract

   Deploying a new network device often requires that an employee
   physically travel to a datacenter to perform the initial install and
   configuration, even in shared datacenters with "smart-hands" type
   support.  In many cases, this could be avoided if there were a
   standard, secure way to initially provision the devices.

   This document extends existing auto-install / Zero-Touch Provisioning
   to make the process more secure.

   [ Ed note: Text inside square brackets ([]) is additional background
   information, answers to frequently asked questions, general musings,
   etc.  They will be removed before publication.  This document is
   being collaborated on in Github at: https://github.com/wkumari/draft-
   wkumari-opsawg-sdi.  The most recent version of the document, open
   issues, etc should all be available here.  The authors (gratefully)
   accept pull requests. ]

   [ Ed note: This document introduces concepts and serves as the basic
   for discussion - because of this, it is conversational, and would
   need to be firmed up before being published ]

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     1.1.  Requirements notation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   2.  Overview / Example Scenario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   3.  Vendor Role / Requirements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     3.1.  CA Infrastructure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     3.2.  Certificate Publication Server  . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     3.3.  Initial Device Boot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     3.4.  Subsequent Boots  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   4.  Operator Role / Responsibilities  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     4.1.  Administrative  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     4.2.  Technical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   5.  Future enhancements / Discussion  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     5.1.  Key storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     5.2.  Key replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     5.3.  Device reinstall  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
   6.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
   7.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
   8.  Acknowledgements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
   9.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     9.1.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     9.2.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   Appendix A.  Changes / Author Notes.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   Appendix B.  Demo / proof of concept  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     B.1.  Step 1: Generating the certificate. . . . . . . . . . . .   8
       B.1.1.  Step 1.1: Generate the private key. . . . . . . . . .   8
       B.1.2.  Step 1.2: Generate the certificate signing request. .   8
       B.1.3.  Step 1.3: Generate the (self signed) certificate
               itself. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
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