ZRTP: Media Path Key Agreement for Unicast Secure RTP
draft-zimmermann-rfc6189bis-00

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (individual)
Authors Philip Zimmermann  , Alan Johnston  , Travis Cross
Last updated 2017-01-09 (latest revision 2016-07-08)
Stream (None)
Intended RFC status (None)
Formats
Expired & archived
pdf htmlized (tools) htmlized bibtex
Stream Stream state (No stream defined)
Consensus Boilerplate Unknown
RFC Editor Note (None)
IESG IESG state Expired
Telechat date
Responsible AD (None)
Send notices to (None)

This Internet-Draft is no longer active. A copy of the expired Internet-Draft can be found at
https://www.ietf.org/archive/id/draft-zimmermann-rfc6189bis-00.txt

Abstract

This document defines ZRTP, a protocol for media path Diffie-Hellman exchange to agree on a session key and parameters for establishing unicast Secure Real-time Transport Protocol (SRTP) sessions for Voice over IP (VoIP) applications. The ZRTP protocol is media path keying because it is multiplexed on the same port as RTP and does not require support in the signaling protocol. ZRTP does not assume a Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) or require the complexity of certificates in end devices. For the media session, ZRTP provides confidentiality, protection against man-in-the-middle (MiTM) attacks, and, in cases where the signaling protocol provides end-to-end integrity protection, authentication. ZRTP can utilize a Session Description Protocol (SDP) attribute to provide discovery and authentication through the signaling channel. To provide best effort SRTP, ZRTP utilizes normal RTP/AVP (Audio-Visual Profile) profiles. ZRTP secures media sessions that include a voice media stream and can also secure media sessions that do not include voice by using an optional digital signature.

Authors

Philip Zimmermann (prz@mit.edu)
Alan Johnston (alan.b.johnston@gmail.com)
Travis Cross (tc@traviscross.com)

(Note: The e-mail addresses provided for the authors of this Internet-Draft may no longer be valid.)