ACE Working Group                                          L. Seitz, Ed.
Internet-Draft                                       SICS Swedish ICT AB
Intended status: Informational                            S. Gerdes, Ed.
Expires: April 25, 2016                          Universitaet Bremen TZI
                                                             G. Selander
                                                                 M. Mani
                                                                S. Kumar
                                                        Philips Research
                                                        October 23, 2015

     Use Cases for Authentication and Authorization in Constrained


   Constrained devices are nodes with limited processing power, storage
   space and transmission capacities.  These devices in many cases do
   not provide user interfaces and are often intended to interact
   without human intervention.

   This document includes a collection of representative use cases for
   authentication and authorization in constrained environments.  These
   use cases aim at identifying authorization problems that arise during
   the lifecycle of a constrained device and are intended to provide a
   guideline for developing a comprehensive authentication and
   authorization solution for this class of scenarios.

   Where specific details are relevant, it is assumed that the devices
   use the Constrained Application Protocol (CoAP) as communication
   protocol, however most conclusions apply generally.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     1.1.  Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   2.  Use Cases . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     2.1.  Container monitoring  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
       2.1.1.  Bananas for Munich  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
       2.1.2.  Authorization Problems Summary  . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     2.2.  Home Automation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
       2.2.1.  Controlling the Smart Home Infrastructure . . . . . .   7
       2.2.2.  Seamless Authorization  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
       2.2.3.  Remotely letting in a visitor . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
       2.2.4.  Selling the house . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
       2.2.5.  Authorization Problems Summary  . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     2.3.  Personal Health Monitoring  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
       2.3.1.  John and the heart rate monitor . . . . . . . . . . .  10
       2.3.2.  Authorization Problems Summary  . . . . . . . . . . .  11
     2.4.  Building Automation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
       2.4.1.  Device Lifecycle  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
       2.4.2.  Public Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
       2.4.3.  Authorization Problems Summary  . . . . . . . . . . .  16
     2.5.  Smart Metering  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  18
       2.5.1.  Drive-by metering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  18
       2.5.2.  Meshed Topology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  19
       2.5.3.  Advanced Metering Infrastructure  . . . . . . . . . .  19
       2.5.4.  Authorization Problems Summary  . . . . . . . . . . .  19

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     2.6.  Sports and Entertainment  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  20
       2.6.1.  Dynamically Connecting Smart Sports Equipment . . . .  21
       2.6.2.  Authorization Problems Summary  . . . . . . . . . . .  21
     2.7.  Industrial Control Systems  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  22
       2.7.1.  Oil Platform Control  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  22
       2.7.2.  Authorization Problems Summary  . . . . . . . . . . .  23
   3.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  23
     3.1.  Attacks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  24
     3.2.  Configuration of Access Permissions . . . . . . . . . . .  25
     3.3.  Authorization Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  25
     3.4.  Proxies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  26
   4.  Privacy Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  27
   5.  Acknowledgments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  27
   6.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  27
   7.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  27
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  28

1.  Introduction

   Constrained devices [RFC7228] are nodes with limited processing
   power, storage space and transmission capacities.  These devices are
   often battery-powered and in many cases do not provide user

   Constrained devices benefit from being interconnected using Internet
   protocols.  However, deploying common security protocols can
   sometimes be difficult because of device or network limitations.
   Regardless, adequate security mechanisms are required to protect
   these constrained devices, which are expected to be integrated in all
   aspects of everyday life, from attackers wishing to gain control over
   the device's data or functions.

   This document comprises a collection of representative use cases for
   the application of authentication and authorization in constrained
   environments.  These use cases aim at identifying authorization
   problems that arise during the lifecycle of a constrained device.
   Note that this document does not aim at collecting all possible use

   We assume that the communication between the devices is based on the
   Representational State Transfer (REST) architectural style, i.e. a
   device acts as a server that offers resources such as sensor data and
   actuators.  The resources can be accessed by clients, sometimes
   without human intervention (M2M).  In some situations the
   communication will happen through intermediaries (e.g. gateways,

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   Where specific detail is necessary it is assumed that the devices
   communicate using CoAP [RFC7252], although most conclusions are

1.1.  Terminology

   Readers are required to be familiar with the terms defined in

2.  Use Cases

   This section includes the use cases; each use case first presents a
   general description of the application environment, than one or more
   specific use cases, and finally a summary of the authorization-
   related problems to be solved.  The document aims at listing the
   relevant authorization problems and not to provide an exhaustive
   list.  It might not be possible to address all of the listed problems
   with a single solution; There might be conflicting goals within or
   among some requirements.

   There are various reasons for assigning a function (client or server)
   to a device, e.g. which device initiates the conversation, how do
   devices find each other, etc.  The definition of the function of a
   device in a certain use case is not in scope of this document.
   Readers should be aware that there might be reasons for each setting
   and that endpoints might even have different functions at different

2.1.  Container monitoring

   The ability of sensors to communicate environmental data wirelessly
   opens up new application areas.  Sensor systems make it possible to
   continuously track and transmit characteristics such as temperature,
   humidity and gas content while goods are transported and stored.

   Sensors in this scenario have to be associated to the appropriate
   pallet of the respective container.  Sensors as well as the goods
   belong to specific customers.

   While in transit goods often pass stops where they are transloaded to
   other means of transportation, e.g. from ship transport to road

   Perishable goods need to be stored at constant temperature and with
   proper ventilation.  Real-time information on the state of the goods
   is needed by both the transporter and the vendor.  Transporters want
   to prioritize good that will expire soon.  Vendors want to react when
   goods are spoiled to continue to fulfill delivery obligations.

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   The Intelligent Container ( is an
   example project that explores solutions to continuously monitor
   perishable goods.

2.1.1.  Bananas for Munich

   A fruit vendor grows bananas in Costa Rica for the German market.  It
   instructs a transport company to deliver the goods via ship to
   Rotterdam where they are picked up by trucks and transported to a
   ripening facility.  A Munich supermarket chain buys ripened bananas
   from the fruit vendor and transports them from the ripening facility
   to the individual markets with their own company trucks.

   The fruit vendor's quality management wants to assure the quality of
   their products and thus equips the banana boxes with sensors.  The
   state of the goods is monitored consistently during shipment and
   ripening and abnormal sensor values are recorded (U1.2).
   Additionally, the sensor values are used to control the climate
   within the cargo containers (U1.1, U1.5, U1.7).  The sensors
   therefore need to communicate with the climate control system.  Since
   a wrong sensor value leads to a wrong temperature and thus to spoiled
   goods, the integrity of the sensor data must be assured (U1.2, U1.3).
   The banana boxes within a container will in most cases belong to the
   same owner.  Adjacent containers might contain goods and sensors of
   different owners (U1.1).

   The personnel that transloads the goods must be able to locate the
   goods meant for a specific customer (U1.1, U1.6, U1.7).  However the
   fruit vendor does not want to disclose sensor information pertaining
   to the condition of the goods to other companies and therefore wants
   to assure the confidentiality of this data (U1.4).  Thus, the
   transloading personnel is only allowed to access logistic information
   (U1.1).  Moreover, the transloading personnel is only allowed to
   access the data for the time of the transloading (U1.8).

   Due to the high water content of the fruits, the propagation of radio
   waves is hindered, thus often inhibiting direct communication between
   nodes [Jedermann14].  Instead, messages are forwarded over multiple
   hops (U1.9).  The sensors in the banana boxes cannot always reach the
   Internet during the journey (U1.10).  Sensors may need to use relay
   stations owned by the transport company to connect to endpoints in
   the Internet.

   In the ripening facility bananas are stored until they are ready to
   be sold.  The banana box sensors are used to control the ventilation
   system and to monitor the degree of ripeness of the bananas.  Ripe
   bananas need to be identified and sold before they spoil (U1.2,

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   The supermarket chain gains ownership of the banana boxes when the
   bananas have ripened and are ready to leave the ripening facility.

2.1.2.  Authorization Problems Summary

   o  U1.1 Fruit vendors and container owners want to grant different
      authorizations for their resources and/or endpoints to different

   o  U1.2 The fruit vendor requires the integrity and authenticity of
      the sensor data that pertains the state of the goods for climate
      control and to ensure the quality of the monitored recordings.

   o  U1.3 The container owner requires the integrity and authenticity
      of the sensor data that is used for climate control.

   o  U1.4 The fruit vendor requires the confidentiality of the sensor
      data that pertains the state of the goods and the confidentiality
      of location data, e.g., to protect them from targeted attacks from

   o  U1.5 The fruit vendor may need different protection for several
      different types of data on the same endpoint, e.g., sensor data
      and the data used for logistics.

   o  U1.6 The fruit vendor and the transloading personnel require the
      authenticity and integrity of the data that is used to locate the
      goods, in order to ensure that the goods are correctly treated and

   o  U1.7 The container owner and the fruit vendor may not be present
      at the time of access and cannot manually intervene in the
      authorization process.

   o  U1.8 The fruit vendor, container owner and transloading company
      want to grant temporary access permissions to a party, in order to
      avoid giving permanent access to parties that are no longer
      involved in processing the bananas.

   o  U1.9 The fruit vendor, container owner and transloading company
      want their security objectives to be achieved, even if the
      messages between the endpoints need to be forwarded over multiple

   o  U1.10 The constrained devices might not always be able to reach
      the Internet but still need to enact the authorization policies of
      their principals.

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   o  U1.11 Fruit vendors and container owners want to be able to revoke
      authorization on a malfunctioning sensor.

2.2.  Home Automation

   One application of the Internet of Things is home automation systems.
   Such a system can connect household devices that control, for example
   heating, ventilation, lighting, home entertainment, and home security
   to the Internet making them remotely accessible and manageable.

   Such a system needs to accommodate a number of regular users
   (inhabitants, close friends, cleaning personnel) as well as a
   heterogeneous group of dynamically varying users (visitors,
   repairmen, delivery men).

   As the users are not typically trained in security (or even computer
   use), the configuration must use secure default settings, and the
   interface must be well adapted to novice users.

2.2.1.  Controlling the Smart Home Infrastructure

   Alice and Bob own a flat which is equipped with home automation
   devices such as HVAC and shutter control, and they have a motion
   sensor in the corridor which controls the light bulbs there (U2.5).

   Alice and Bob can control the shutters and the temperature in each
   room using either wall-mounted touch panels or an internet connected
   device (e.g. a smartphone).  Since Alice and Bob both have a full-
   time job, they want to be able to change settings remotely, e.g. turn
   up the heating on a cold day if they will be home earlier than
   expected (U2.5).

   The couple does not want people in radio range of their devices, e.g.
   their neighbors, to be able to control them without authorization.
   Moreover, they don't want burglars to be able to deduce behavioral
   patterns from eavesdropping on the network (U2.8).

2.2.2.  Seamless Authorization

   Alice buys a new light bulb for the corridor and integrates it into
   the home network, i.e. makes resources known to other devices in the
   network.  Alice makes sure that the new light bulb and her other
   devices in the network get to know the authorization policies for the
   new device.  Bob is not at home, but Alice wants him to be able to
   control the new device with his devices (e.g. his smartphone) without
   the need for additional administration effort (U2.7).  She provides
   the necessary configurations for that (U2.9, U2.10).

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2.2.3.  Remotely letting in a visitor

   Alice and Bob have equipped their home with automated connected door-
   locks and an alarm system at the door and the windows.  The couple
   can control this system remotely.

   Alice and Bob have invited Alice's parents over for dinner, but are
   stuck in traffic and cannot arrive in time, while Alice's parents who
   use the subway will arrive punctually.  Alice calls her parents and
   offers to let them in remotely, so they can make themselves
   comfortable while waiting (U2.1, U2.6).  Then Alice sets temporary
   permissions that allow them to open the door, and shut down the alarm
   (U2.2).  She wants these permissions to be only valid for the evening
   since she does not like it if her parents are able to enter the house
   as they see fit (U2.3, U2.4).

   When Alice's parents arrive at Alice's and Bob's home, they use their
   smartphone to communicate with the door-lock and alarm system (U2.5,
   U2.9).  The permissions Alice issued to her parents only allow
   limited access to the house (e.g. opening the door, turning on the
   lights).  Certain other functions, such as checking the footage from
   the surveillance cameras is not accessible to them (U2.3).

   Alice and Bob also issue similarly restricted permissions to e.g.
   cleaners, repairmen or their nanny (U2.3).

2.2.4.  Selling the house

   Alice and Bob have to move because Alice is starting a new job.  They
   therefore decide to sell the house, and transfer control of all
   automated services to the new owners (U2.11).  Before doing that they
   want to erase privacy relevant data from the logs of the automated
   systems, while the new owner is interested to keep some historic data
   e.g. pertaining to the behavior of the heating system (U2.12).  At
   the time of transfer of the house, the new owners also wants make
   sure that permissions issued by the previous owners to access the
   house or connected devices (in the case where device management may
   have separate permissions from house access) are no longer valid

2.2.5.  Authorization Problems Summary

   o  U2.1 A home owner (Alice and Bob in the example above) wants to
      spontaneously provision authorization means to visitors.

   o  U2.2 A home owner wants to spontaneously change the home's access
      control policies.

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   o  U2.3 A home owner wants to apply different access rights for
      different users (including other inhabitants).

   o  U2.4 The home owners want to grant access permissions to a someone
      during a specified time frame.

   o  U2.5 The smart home devices need to be able to securely
      communicate with different control devices (e.g. wall-mounted
      touch panels, smartphones, electronic key fobs, device gateways).

   o  U2.6 The home owner wants to be able to configure authorization
      policies remotely.

   o  U2.7 Authorized Users want to be able to obtain access with little

   o  U2.8 The owners of the automated home want to prevent unauthorized
      entities from being able to deduce behavioral profiles from
      devices in the home network.

   o  U2.9 Usability is particularly important in this scenario since
      the necessary authorization related tasks in the lifecycle of the
      device (commissioning, operation, maintenance and decommissioning)
      likely need to be performed by the home owners who in most cases
      have little knowledge of security.

   o  U2.10 Home Owners want their devices to seamlessly (and in some
      cases even unnoticeably) fulfill their purpose.  Therefore the
      authorization administration effort needs to be kept at a minimum.

   o  U2.11 Home Owners want to be able to transfer ownership of their
      automated systems when they sell the house.

   o  U2.12 Home Owners want to be able to sanitize the logs of the
      automated systems, when transferring ownership, without deleting
      important operational data.

   o  U2.13 When a transfer of ownership occurs, the new owner wants to
      make sure that access rights created by the previous owner are no
      longer valid.

2.3.  Personal Health Monitoring

   Personal health monitoring devices, i.e. eHealth devices, are
   typically battery driven and located physically on or in the user to
   monitor some bodily function, such as temperature, blood pressure, or
   pulse rate.  These devices typically connect to the Internet through
   an intermediary base-station, using wireless technologies and through

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   this connection they report the monitored data to some entity, which
   may either be the user, or a medical caregiver.

   Medical data has always been considered as very sensitive, and
   therefore requires good protection against unauthorized disclosure.
   A frequent, conflicting requirement is the capability for medical
   personnel to gain emergency access, even if no specific access rights
   exist.  As a result, the importance of secure audit logs increases in
   such scenarios.

   Since the users are not typically trained in security (or even
   computer use), the configuration must use secure default settings,
   and the interface must be well adapted to novice users.  Parts of the
   system must operate with minimal maintenance.  Especially frequent
   changes of battery are unacceptable.

   There is a plethora of wearable health monitoring technology and the
   need for open industry standards to ensure interoperability between
   products has lead to initiatives such as Continua Alliance
   ( and Personal Connected Health Alliance

2.3.1.  John and the heart rate monitor

   John has a heart condition, that can result in sudden cardiac
   arrests.  He therefore uses a device called HeartGuard that monitors
   his heart rate and his location (U3.7).  In case of a cardiac arrest
   it automatically sends an alarm to an emergency service, transmitting
   John's current location (U3.1).  Either the device has long range
   connectivity itself (e.g. via GSM) or it uses some intermediary,
   nearby device (e.g. John's smartphone) to transmit such an alarm.  To
   ensure Johns safety, the device is expected to be in constant
   operation (U3.3, U3.6).

   The device includes an authentication mechanism, in order to prevent
   other persons who get physical access to it from acting as the owner
   and altering the access control and security settings (U3.8).

   John can configure additional persons that get notified in an
   emergency, for example his daughter Jill.  Furthermore the device
   stores data on John's heart rate, which can later be accessed by a
   physician to assess the condition of John's heart (U3.2).

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   However John is a privacy conscious person, and is worried that Jill
   might use HeartGuard to monitor his location while there is no
   emergency.  Furthermore he doesn't want his health insurance to get
   access to the HeartGuard data, or even to the fact that he is wearing
   a HeartGuard, since they might refuse to renew his insurance if they
   decided he was too big a risk for them (U3.8).

   Finally John, while being comfortable with modern technology and able
   to operate it reasonably well, is not trained in computer security.
   He therefore needs an interface for the configuration of the
   HeartGuard security that is easy to understand and use (U3.5).  If
   John does not understand the meaning of a setting, he tends to leave
   it alone, assuming that the manufacturer has initialized the device
   to secure settings (U3.4).

   NOTE: Monitoring of some state parameter (e.g. an alarm button) and
   the position of a person also fits well into an elderly care service.
   This is particularly useful for people suffering from dementia, where
   the relatives or caregivers need to be notified of the whereabouts of
   the person under certain conditions.  In this case it is not the
   patient that decides about access.

2.3.2.  Authorization Problems Summary

   o  U3.1 The wearer of an eHealth device (John in the example above)
      wants to pre-configure special access rights in the context of an

   o  U3.2 The wearer of an eHealth device wants to selectively allow
      different persons or groups access to medical data.

   o  U3.3 Battery changes are very inconvenient and sometimes
      impractical, so battery life impacts of the authorization
      mechanisms need to be minimized.

   o  U3.4 Devices are often used with default access control settings
      which might threaten the security objectives of the device's

   o  U3.5 Wearers of eHealth devices are often not trained in computer
      use, and especially computer security.

   o  U3.6 Security mechanisms themselves could provide opportunities
      for denial of service attacks, especially on the constrained

   o  U3.7 The device provides a service that can be fatal for the
      wearer if it fails.  Accordingly, the wearer wants the device to

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      have a high degree of resistance against attacks that may cause
      the device to fail to operate partially or completely.

   o  U3.8 The wearer of an eHealth device requires the integrity and
      confidentiality of the data measured by the device.

2.4.  Building Automation

   Buildings for commercial use such as shopping malls or office
   buildings nowadays are equipped increasingly with semi-automatic
   components to enhance the overall living quality and to save energy
   where possible.  This includes for example heating, ventilation and
   air condition (HVAC) as well as illumination and security systems
   such as fire alarms.  These components are being increasingly managed
   centrally in a Building and Lighting Management System (BLMS) by a
   facility manager.

   Different areas of these buildings are often exclusively leased to
   different companies.  However they also share some of the common
   areas of the building.  Accordingly, a company must be able to
   control the lighting and HVAC system of its own part of the building
   and must not have access to control rooms that belong to other

   Some parts of the building automation system such as entrance
   illumination and fire alarm systems are controlled either by all
   parties together or by a facility management company.

2.4.1.  Device Lifecycle  Installation and Commissioning

   Installation of the building automation components often start even
   before the construction work is completed.  Lighting is one of the
   first components to be installed in new buildings.  A lighting plan
   created by a lighting designer provides the necessary information
   related to the kind of lighting devices (luminaires, sensors and
   switches) to be installed along with their expected behavior.  The
   physical installation of the correct lighting devices at the right
   locations are done by electricians based on the lighting plan.  They
   ensure that the electrical wiring is performed according to local
   regulations and lighting devices which may be from multiple
   manufacturers are connected to the electrical power supply properly.
   After the installation, lighting can be used in a default out-of-box
   mode for e.g. at full brightness when powered on.  After this step
   (or in parallel in a different section of the building), a lighting
   commissioner adds the devices to the building domain (U4.1) and
   performs the proper configuration of the lights as prescribed in the

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   lighting plan.  This involves for example grouping to ensure that
   light points react together, more or less synchronously (U4.8) and
   defining lighting scenes for particular areas of the building.  The
   commissioning is often done in phases, either by one or more
   commissioners, on different floors.  The building lighting network at
   this stage may be in different network islands with no connectivity
   between them due to lack of the IT infrastructure.

   After this, other building components like HVAC and security systems
   are similarly installed by electricians and later commissioned by
   their respective domain professionals.  Similar configurations
   related to grouping (U4.8) are required to ensure for e.g. HVAC
   equipment are controlled by the closest temperature sensor.

   For the building IT systems, the Ethernet wiring is initially laid
   out in the building according to the IT plan.  The IT network is
   commissioned often after the construction is completed to avoid any
   damage to sensitive networking and computing equipment.  The
   commissioning is performed by an IT engineer with additional switches
   (wired and/or wireless), IP routers and computing devices.  Direct
   Internet connectivity for all installed/commissioned devices in the
   building is only available at this point.  The BLMS that monitors and
   controls the various building automation components are only
   connected to the field devices at this stage.  The different network
   islands (for lighting and HVAC) are also joined together without any
   further involvement of domain specialist such as lighting or HVAC
   commissioners.  Operational

   The building automation systems is now finally ready and the
   operational access is transferred to the facility management company
   of the building (U4.2).  The facility manager is responsible for
   monitoring and ensuring that the building automation systems meets
   the needs of the building occupants.  If changes are needed, the
   facility management company hires an external installation and
   commissioning company to perform the changes.

   Different parts of the building are rented out to different companies
   for office space.
   The tenants are provided access to use the automated HVAC, lighting
   and physical access control systems deployed.  The safety of the
   occupants are also managed using automated systems, such as a fire
   alarm system, which is triggered by several smoke detectors which are
   spread out across the building.

   Company A's staff move into the newly furnished office space.  Most
   lighting is controlled by presence sensors which control the lighting

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   of specific group of lights based on the authorization rules in the
   BLMS.  Additionally employees are allowed to manually override the
   lighting brightness and color in their office rooms by using the
   switches or handheld controllers.  Such changes are allowed only if
   the authorization rules exist in the BLMS.  For example lighting in
   the corridors may not be manually adjustable.

   At the end of the day, lighting is dimmed down or switched off if no
   occupancy is detected even if manually overridden during the day.

   On a later date company B also moves into the same building, and
   shares some of the common spaces and associated building automation
   components with company A (U4.2, U4.9).  Maintenance

   Company A's staff are annoyed that the lighting switches off too
   often in their rooms if they work silently in front of their
   computer.  Company A notifies the the facility manager of the
   building to increase the delay before lights switch off.  The
   facility manager can either configure the new values directly in the
   BLMS or if additional changes are needed on the field devices, hires
   a commissioning Company C to perform the needed changes (U4.4).

   Company C gets the necessary authorization from the facility
   management company to interact with the BLMS.  The commissioner's
   tool gets the necessary authorization from BLMS to send a
   configuration change to all lighting devices in Company A's offices
   to increase their delay before they switch off.

   At some point the facility management company wants to update the
   firmware of lighting devices in order to eliminate software bugs.
   Before accepting the new firmware, each device checks the
   authorization of the facility management company to perform this
   update (U4.13).

   A network diagnostic tool of the BLMS detects that a luminaire in one
   of the Company A's office room is no longer connected to the network.
   The BLMS alerts the facility manager to replace the luminaire.  The
   facility manager replaces the old broken luminaire and informs the
   BLMS of the identity (for e.g. MAC address) of the newly added
   device.  The BLMS then authorizes the new device onto the system and
   transfers seamlessly all the permissions of the previous broken
   device to the replacement device (U4.12).  Recommissioning

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   A vacant area of the building has been recently leased to company A.
   Before moving into its new office, Company A wishes to replace the
   lighting with a more energy efficient and a better light quality
   luminaries.  They hire an installation and commissioning company C to
   redo the illumination.  Company C is instructed to integrate the new
   lighting devices, which may be from multiple manufacturers, into the
   existing lighting infrastructure of the building which includes
   presence sensors, switches, controllers etc (U4.1).

   Company C gets the necessary authorization from the facility
   management company to interact with the existing BLMS (U4.4).  To
   prevent disturbance to other occupants of the building, Company C is
   provided authorization to perform the commissioning only during non-
   office hours and only to modify configuration on devices belonging to
   the domain of Company A's space (U4.5).  Before removing existing
   devices, all security and configuration material that belongs to the
   domain are deleted and the devices are set back to factory state
   (U4.3).  This ensures that these devices may be reused at other
   installations or in other parts of the same building without
   affecting future operations.  After installation (wiring) of the new
   lighting devices, the commissioner adds the devices into the company
   A's lighting domain.

   Once the devices are in the correct domain, the commissioner
   authorizes the interaction rules between the new lighting devices and
   existing devices like presence sensors (U4.7).  For this, the
   commissioner creates the authorization rules on the BLMS which define
   which lights form a group and which sensors/switches/controllers are
   allowed to control which groups (U4.8).  These authorization rules
   may be context based like time of the day (office or non-office
   hours) or location of the handheld lighting controller etc (U4.5).  Decommissioning

   Company A has noticed that the handheld controllers are often
   misplaced and hard to find when needed.  So most of the time staff
   use the existing wall switches for manual control.  Company A decides
   it would be better to completely remove handheld controllers and asks
   Company C to decommission them from the lighting system (U4.4).

   Company C again gets the necessary authorization from the facility
   management company to interact with the BLMS.  The commissioner now
   deletes any rules that allowed handheld controllers authorization to
   control the lighting (U4.3, U4.6).  Additionally the commissioner
   instructs the BLMS to push these new rules to prevent cached rules at
   the end devices from being used.  Any cryptographic key material
   belonging to the site in the handheld controllers are also removed
   and they are set to the factory state (U4.3).

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2.4.2.  Public Safety

   The fire department requires that as part of the building safety
   code, that the building have sensors that sense the level of smoke,
   heat, etc., when a fire breaks out.  These sensors report metrics
   which are then used by a back-end server to map safe areas and un-
   safe areas within a building and also possibly the structural
   integrity of the building before fire-fighters may enter it.
   Sensors may also be used to track where human/animal activity is
   within the building.  This will allow people stuck within the
   building to be guided to safer areas and suggest possible actions
   that they may take (e.g. using a client application on their phones,
   or loudspeaker directions) in order to bring them to safety.  In
   certain cases, other organizations such as the Police, Ambulance, and
   federal organizations are also involved and therefore the co-
   ordination of tasks between the various entities have to be carried
   out using efficient messaging and authorization mechanisms.  A fire breaks out

   On a really hot day James who works for company A turns on the air
   condition in his office.  Lucy who works for company B wants to make
   tea using an electric kettle.  After she turned it on she goes
   outside to talk to a colleague until the water is boiling.
   Unfortunately, her kettle has a malfunction which causes overheating
   and results in a smoldering fire of the kettle's plastic case.

   Due to the smoke coming from the kettle the fire alarm is triggered.
   Alarm sirens throughout the building are switched on simultaneously
   (using a group communication scheme) to alert the staff of both
   companies (U4.8).  Additionally, the ventilation system of the whole
   building is closed off to prevent the smoke from spreading and to
   withdraw oxygen from the fire.  The smoke cannot get into James'
   office although he turned on his air condition because the fire alarm
   overrides the manual setting by sending commands (using group
   communication) to switch off all the air conditioning (U4.10).

   The fire department is notified of the fire automatically and arrives
   within a short time.  They automatically get access to all parts of
   the building according to an emergency authorization policy (U4.4,
   U4.5).  After inspecting the damage and extinguishing the smoldering
   fire a fire fighter resets the fire alarm because only the fire
   department is authorized to do that (U4.4, U4.11).

2.4.3.  Authorization Problems Summary

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   o  U4.1 During commissioning, the building owner or the companies add
      new devices to their administrative domain.  Access control should
      then apply to these devices seamlessly.

   o  U4.2 During a handover, the building owner or the companies
      integrate devices that formerly belonged to a different
      administrative domain to their own administrative domain.  Access
      control of the old domain should then cease to apply, with access
      control of the new domain taking over.

   o  U4.3 During decommissioning, the building owner or the companies
      remove devices from their administrative domain.  Access control
      should cease to apply to these devices and relevant credentials
      need to be erased from the devices.

   o  U4.4 The building owner and the companies want to be able to
      delegate specific access rights for their devices to others.

   o  U4.5 The building owner and the companies want to be able to
      define context-based authorization rules.

   o  U4.6 The building owner and the companies want to be able to
      revoke granted permissions and delegations.

   o  U4.7 The building owner and the companies want to allow authorized
      entities to send data to their endpoints (default deny).

   o  U4.8 The building owner and the companies want to be able to
      authorize a device to control several devices at the same time
      using a group communication scheme.

   o  U4.9 The companies want to be able to interconnect their own
      subsystems with those from a different operational domain while
      keeping the control over the authorizations (e.g. granting and
      revoking permissions) for their endpoints and devices.

   o  U4.10 The authorization mechanisms must be able to cope with
      extremely time-sensitive operations which have to be carried out
      in a quick manner.

   o  U4.11 The building owner and the public safety authorities want to
      be able to perform data origin authentication on messages sent and
      received by some of the systems in the building.

   o  U4.12 The building owner should be allowed to replace an existing
      device with a new device providing the same functionality within
      their administrative domain.  Access control from the replaced
      device should then apply to these new devices seamlessly.

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   o  U4.13 When software on a device is updated, this update needs to
      be authenticated and authorized.

2.5.  Smart Metering

   Automated measuring of customer consumption is an established
   technology for electricity, water, and gas providers.  Increasingly
   these systems also feature networking capability to allow for remote
   management.  Such systems are in use for commercial, industrial and
   residential customers and require a certain level of security, in
   order to avoid economic loss to the providers, vulnerability of the
   distribution system, as well as disruption of services for the

   The smart metering equipment for gas and water solutions is battery
   driven and communication should be used sparingly due to battery
   consumption.  Therefore the types of meters sleep most of the time,
   and only wake up every minute/hour to check for incoming
   instructions.  Furthermore they wake up a few times a day (based on
   their configuration) to upload their measured metering data.

   Different networking topologies exist for smart metering solutions.
   Based on environment, regulatory rules and expected cost, one or a
   mixture of these topologies may be deployed to collect the metering
   information.  Drive-By metering is one of the most current solutions
   deployed for collection of gas and water meters.

   Various stakeholders have a claim on the metering data.  Utility
   companies need the data for accounting, the metering equipment may be
   operated by a third party Service Operator who needs to maintain it,
   and the equipment is installed in the premises of the consumers,
   measuring their consumption, which entails privacy questions.

2.5.1.  Drive-by metering

   A service operator offers smart metering infrastructures and related
   services to various utility companies.  Among these is a water
   provider, who in turn supplies several residential complexes in a
   city.  The smart meters are installed in the end customer's homes to
   measure water consumption and thus generate billing data for the
   utility company, they can also be used to shut off the water if the
   bills are not paid (U5.1, U5.3).  The meters do so by sending and
   receiving data to and from a base station (U5.2).  Several base
   stations are installed around the city to collect the metering data.
   However in the denser urban areas, the base stations would have to be
   installed very close to the meters.  This would require a high number
   of base stations and expose this more expensive equipment to
   manipulation or sabotage.  The service operator has therefore chosen

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   another approach, which is to drive around with a mobile base-station
   and let the meters connect to that in regular intervals in order to
   gather metering data (U5.4, U5.6, U5.8).

2.5.2.  Meshed Topology

   In another deployment, the water meters are installed in a building
   that already has power meters installed, the latter are mains
   powered, and are therefore not subject to the same power saving
   restrictions.  The water meters can therefore use the power meters as
   proxies, in order to achieve better connectivity.  This requires the
   security measures on the water meters to work through intermediaries

2.5.3.  Advanced Metering Infrastructure

   A utility company is updating its old utility distribution network
   with advanced meters and new communication systems, known as an
   Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI).  AMI refers to a system that
   measures, collects and analyzes usage, and interacts with metering
   devices such as electricity meters, gas meters, heat meters, and
   water meters, through various communication media either on request
   (on-demand) or on pre-defined schedules.  Based on this technology,
   new services make it possible for consumers to control their utility
   consumption (U5.2, U5.7) and reduce costs by supporting new tariff
   models from utility companies, and more accurate and timely billing.
   However the end-consumers do not want unauthorized persons to gain
   access to this data.  Furthermore, the fine-grained measurement of
   consumption data may induce privacy concerns, since it may allow
   others to create behavioral profiles (U5.5, U5.10).

   The technical solution is based on levels of data aggregation between
   smart meters located at the consumer premises and the Meter Data
   Management (MDM) system located at the utility company (U5.9).  For
   reasons of efficiency and cost, end-to-end connectivity is not always
   feasible, so metering data is stored and aggregated in various
   intermediate devices before being forwarded to the utility company,
   and in turn accessed by the MDM.  The intermediate devices may be
   operated by a third party service operator on behalf of the utility
   company (U5.7).  One responsibility of the service operator is to
   make sure that meter readings are performed and delivered in a
   regular, timely manner.  An example of a Service Level Agreement
   between the service operator and the utility company is e.g.  "at
   least 95 % of the meters have readings recorded during the last 72

2.5.4.  Authorization Problems Summary

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   o  U5.1 Devices are installed in hostile environments where they are
      physically accessible by attackers (including dishonest
      customers).  The service operator and the utility company want to
      make sure that an attacker cannot use data from a captured device
      to attack other parts of their infrastructure.

   o  U5.2 The utility company wants to control which entities are
      allowed to send data to, and read data from their endpoints.

   o  U5.3 The utility company wants to ensure the integrity of the data
      stored on their endpoints.

   o  U5.4 The utility company wants to protect such data transfers to
      and from their endpoints.

   o  U5.5 Consumers want to access their own usage information and also
      prevent unauthorized access by others.

   o  U5.6 The devices may have intermittent Internet connectivity but
      still need to enact the authorization policies of their

   o  U5.7 Neither the service operator nor the utility company are
      always present at the time of access and cannot manually intervene
      in the authorization process.

   o  U5.8 When authorization policies are updated it is impossible, or
      at least very inefficient to contact all affected endpoints

   o  U5.9 Authorization and authentication must work even if messages
      between endpoints are stored and forwarded over multiple nodes.

   o  U5.10 Consumers may not want the Service Operator, the Utility
      company or others to have access to a fine-grained level of
      consumption data that allows the creation of behavioral profiles.

2.6.  Sports and Entertainment

   In the area of leisure time activities, applications can benefit from
   the small size and weight of constrained devices.  Sensors and
   actuators with various functions can be integrated into fitness
   equipment, games and even clothes.  Users can carry their devices
   around with them at all times.

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   Usability is especially important in this area since users will often
   want to spontaneously interconnect their devices with others.
   Therefore the configuration of access permissions must be simple and
   fast and not require much effort at the time of access.

   Continuously monitoring allows authorized users to create behavioral
   or movement profiles, which corresponds on the devices intended use,
   and unauthorized access to the collected data would allow an attacker
   to create the same profiles.
   Moreover, the aggregation of data can seriously increase the impact
   on the privacy of the users.

2.6.1.  Dynamically Connecting Smart Sports Equipment

   Jody is a an enthusiastic runner.  To keep track of her training
   progress, she has smart running shoes that measure the pressure at
   various points beneath her feet to count her steps, detect
   irregularities in her stride and help her to improve her posture and
   running style.  On a sunny afternoon, she goes to the Finnbahn track
   near her home to work out.  She meets her friend Lynn who shows her
   the smart fitness watch she bought a few days ago.  The watch can
   measure the wearer's pulse, show speed and distance, and keep track
   of the configured training program.  The girls detect that the watch
   can be connected with Jody's shoes and then can additionally display
   the information the shoes provide.

   Jody asks Lynn to let her try the watch and lend it to her for the
   afternoon.  Lynn agrees but doesn't want Jody to access her training
   plan (U6.4).  She configures the access policies for the watch so
   that Jody's shoes are allowed to access the display and measuring
   features but cannot read or add training data (U6.1, U6.2).  Jody's
   shoes connect to Lynn's watch after only a press of a button because
   Jody already configured access rights for devices that belong to Lynn
   a while ago (U6.3).  Jody wants the device to report the data back to
   her fitness account while she borrows it, so she allows it to access
   her account temporarily.

   After an hour, Jody gives the watch back and both girls terminate the
   connection between their devices.

2.6.2.  Authorization Problems Summary

   o  U6.1 Sports equipment owners want to be able to grant access
      rights dynamically when needed.

   o  U6.2 Sports equipment owners want the configuration of access
      rights to work with very little effort.

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   o  U6.3 Sports equipment owners want to be able to pre-configure
      access policies that grant certain access permissions to endpoints
      with certain attributes (e.g. endpoints of a certain user) without
      additional configuration effort at the time of access.

   o  U6.4 Sports equipment owners want to protect the confidentiality
      of their data for privacy reasons.

2.7.  Industrial Control Systems

   Industrial control systems (ICS) and especially supervisory control
   and data acquisition systems (SCADA) use a multitude of sensors and
   actuators in order to monitor and control industrial processes in the
   physical world.  Example processes include manufacturing, power
   generation, and refining of raw materials.

   Since the advent of the Stuxnet worm it has become obvious to the
   general public how vulnerable these kind of systems are, especially
   when connected to the Internet [Karnouskos11].  The severity of these
   vulnerabilities are exacerbated by the fact that many ICS are used to
   control critical public infrastructure, such as nuclear power, water
   treatment of traffic control.  Nevertheless the economical advantages
   of connecting such systems to the Internet can be significant if
   appropriate security measures are put in place (U7.5).

2.7.1.  Oil Platform Control

   An oil platform uses an industrial control system to monitor data and
   control equipment.  The purpose of this system is to gather and
   process data from a large number of sensors, and control actuators
   such as valves and switches to steer the oil extraction process on
   the platform.  Raw data, alarms, reports and other information are
   also available to the operators, who can intervene with manual
   commands.  Many of the sensors are connected to the controlling units
   by direct wire, but the operator is slowly replacing these units by
   wireless ones, since this makes maintenance easier (U7.4).

   Some of the controlling units are connected to the Internet, to allow
   for remote administration, since it is expensive and inconvenient to
   fly in a technician to the platform (U7.3).

   The main interest of the operator is to ensure the integrity of
   control messages and sensor readings (U7.1).  Access in some cases
   needs to be restricted, e.g. the operator wants wireless actuators
   only to accept commands by authorized control units (U7.2).

   The owner of the platform also wants to collect auditing information
   for liability reasons (U7.1).

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   Different levels of access apply e.g. for regular operators, vs.
   maintenance technician, vs. auditors of the platform (U7.6)

2.7.2.  Authorization Problems Summary

   o  U7.1 The operator of the platform wants to ensure the integrity
      and confidentiality of sensor and actuator data.

   o  U7.2 The operator wants to ensure that data coming from sensors
      and commands sent to actuators are authentic.

   o  U7.3 Some devices do not have direct Internet connection, but
      still need to implement current authorization policies.

   o  U7.4 Devices need to authenticate the controlling units,
      especially those using a wireless connection.

   o  U7.5 The execution of unauthorized commands or the failure to
      execute an authorized command in an ICS can lead to significant
      financial damage, and threaten the availability of critical
      infrastructure services.  Accordingly, the operator wants a
      authentication and authorization mechanisms that provide a very
      high level of security.

   o  U7.6 Different users should have different levels of access to the
      control system (e.g. operator vs. auditor).

3.  Security Considerations

   As the use cases listed in this document demonstrate, constrained
   devices are used in various environments.  These devices are small
   and inexpensive and this makes it easy to integrate them into many
   aspects of everyday life.  With access to vast amounts of valuable
   data and possibly control of important functions these devices need
   to be protected from unauthorized access.  Protecting seemingly
   innocuous data and functions will lessen the possible effects of
   aggregation; attackers collecting data or functions from several
   sources can gain insights or a level of control not immediately
   obvious from each of these sources on its own.

   Not only the data on the constrained devices themselves is
   threatened, the devices might also be abused as an intrusion point to
   infiltrate a network.  Once an attacker gains control over the
   device, it can be used to attack other devices as well.  Due to their
   limited capabilities, constrained devices appear as the weakest link
   in the network and hence pose an attractive target for attackers.

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   This section summarizes the security problems highlighted by the use
   cases above and provides guidelines for the design of protocols for
   authentication and authorization in constrained RESTful environments.

3.1.  Attacks

   This document lists security problems that users of constrained
   devices want to solve.  Further analysis of attack scenarios is not
   in scope of the document.  However, there are attacks that must be
   considered by solution developers.

   Because of the expected large number of devices and their ubiquity,
   constrained devices increase the danger from Pervasive Monitoring
   [RFC7258] attacks.  Solution Designers should consider this in the
   design of their security solution and provide for protection against
   this type of attack.  In particular, messages containing sensitive
   data that are send over unprotected channels should be encrypted if

   Attacks aimed at altering data in transit (e.g. to perpetrate fraud)
   are a problem that is addressed in many web security protocols such
   as TLS or IPSec.  Developers need to consider this type of attacks,
   and make sure that the protection measures they implement are adapted
   to the constrained environment.

   As some of the use cases indicate, constrained devices may be
   installed in hostile environments where they are physically
   accessible (see Section 2.5).  Protection from physical attacks is
   not in the scope of this document, but should be kept in mind by
   developers of authorization solutions.

   Denial of service (DoS) attacks threaten the availability of services
   a device provides and constrained devices are especially vulnerable
   to these types of attacks because of their limitations.  Attackers
   can illicit a temporary or, if the battery is drained, permanent
   failure in a service simply by repeatedly flooding the device with
   connection attempts; for some services (see section Section 2.3),
   availability is especially important.  Solution designers must be
   particularly careful to consider the following limitations in every
   part of the authorization solution:

   o  Battery usage

   o  Number of required message exchanges

   o  Size of data that is transmitted (e.g. authentication and access
      control data)

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   o  Size of code required to run the protocols

   o  Size of RAM memory and stack required to run the protocols

   o  Resources blocked by partially completed exchanges (e.g. while one
      party is waiting for a transaction time to run out)

   Solution developers also need to consider whether the session should
   be protected from information disclosure and tampering.

3.2.  Configuration of Access Permissions

   o  The access control policies need to be enforced (all use cases):
      The information that is needed to implement the access control
      policies needs to be provided to the device that enforces the
      authorization and applied to every incoming request.

   o  A single resource might have different access rights for different
      requesting entities (all use cases).

      Rationale: In some cases different types of users need different
      access rights, as opposed to a binary approach where the same
      access permissions are granted to all authenticated users.

   o  A device might host several resources where each resource has its
      own access control policy (all use cases).

   o  The device that makes the policy decisions should be able to
      evaluate context-based permissions such as location or time of
      access (see Section 2.2, Section 2.3, Section 2.4).  Access may
      depend on local conditions, e.g. access to health data in an
      emergency.  The device that makes the policy decisions should be
      able to take such conditions into account.

3.3.  Authorization Considerations

   o  Devices need to be enabled to enforce authorization policies
      without human intervention at the time of the access request (see
      Section 2.1, Section 2.2, Section 2.4, Section 2.5).

   o  Authorization solutions need to consider that constrained devices
      might not have internet access at the time of the access request
      (see Section 2.1, Section 2.3, Section 2.5, Section 2.6).

   o  It should be possible to update access control policies without
      manually re-provisioning individual devices (see Section 2.2,
      Section 2.3, Section 2.5, Section 2.6).

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      Rationale: Peers can change rapidly which makes manual re-
      provisioning unreasonably expensive.

   o  Authorization policies may be defined to apply to a large number
      of devices that might only have intermittent connectivity.
      Distributing policy updates to every device for every update might
      not be a feasible solution (see Section 2.5).

   o  It must be possible to dynamically revoke authorizations (see e.g.
      Section 2.4).

   o  The authentication and access control protocol can put undue
      burden on the constrained system resources of a device
      participating in the protocol.  An authorization solutions must
      take the limitations of the constrained devices into account (all
      use cases, see also Section 3.1).

   o  Secure default settings are needed for the initial state of the
      authentication and authorization protocols (all use cases).

      Rationale: Many attacks exploit insecure default settings, and
      experience shows that default settings are frequently left
      unchanged by the end users.

   o  Access to resources on other devices should only be permitted if a
      rule exists that explicitly allows this access (default deny) (see
      e.g. Section 2.4).

   o  Usability is important for all use cases.  The configuration of
      authorization policies as well as the gaining access to devices
      must be simple for the users of the devices.  Special care needs
      to be taken for scenarios where access control policies have to be
      configured by users that are typically not trained in security
      (see Section 2.2, Section 2.3, Section 2.6).

   o  Software updates are an important operation for which correct
      authorization is crucial.  Additionally authenticating the
      receiver of a software update is also important, for example to
      make sure that the update has been received by the intended

3.4.  Proxies

   In some cases, the traffic between endpoints might go through
   intermediary nodes (e.g. proxies, gateways).  This might affect the
   function or the security model of authentication and access control
   protocols e.g. end-to-end security between endpoints with DTLS might
   not be possible (see Section 2.5).

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4.  Privacy Considerations

   The constrained devices in focus of this document collect data from
   the physical world via sensors or affect their surrounding via
   actuators.  The collected and processed data often can be associated
   with individuals.  Since sensor data may be collected and distributed
   on a regular interval a significant amount of information about an
   individual can be collected and used as input to learning algorithms
   as part of big data analysis and used in an automated decision making

   Offering privacy protection for individuals is important to guarantee
   that only authorized entities are allowed to access collected data
   and to trigger actions, to obtain consent prior to the sharing of
   data, and to deal with other privacy-related threats outlined in RFC

   RFC 6973 was written as guidance for engineers designing technical
   solutions.  For a short description about the deployment-related
   aspects of privacy and further references relevant for the Internet
   of Things sector please read Section 7 of RFC 7452.

5.  Acknowledgments

   The authors would like to thank Olaf Bergmann, Sumit Singhal, John
   Mattson, Mohit Sethi, Carsten Bormann, Martin Murillo, Corinna
   Schmitt, Hannes Tschofenig, Erik Wahlstroem, Andreas Baeckman, Samuel
   Erdtman, Steve Moore, Thomas Hardjono, Kepeng Li, Jim Schaad,
   Prashant Jhingran, Kathleen Moriarty, and Sean Turner for reviewing
   and/or contributing to the document.  Also, thanks to Markus Becker,
   Thomas Poetsch and Koojana Kuladinithi for their input on the
   container monitoring use case.  Furthermore the authors thank Akbar
   Rahman, Chonggang Wang, Vinod Choyi, and Abhinav Somaraju who
   contributed to the building automation use case.

   Ludwig Seitz and Goeran Selander worked on this document as part of
   EIT-ICT Labs activity PST-14056.

6.  IANA Considerations

   This document has no IANA actions.

7.  Informative References

              Jedermann, R., Poetsch, T., and C. LLoyd, "Communication
              techniques and challenges for wireless food quality
              monitoring", Philosophical Transactions of the Royal

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              Society A Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences,
              May 2014.

              Karnouskos, S., "Stuxnet Worm Impact on Industrial Cyber-
              Physical System Security", IECON 2011 - 37th Annual
              Conference on IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, pp.
              4490-4494 , November 2011.

   [RFC7228]  Bormann, C., Ersue, M., and A. Keranen, "Terminology for
              Constrained-Node Networks", RFC 7228, DOI 10.17487/
              RFC7228, May 2014,

   [RFC7252]  Shelby, Z., Hartke, K., and C. Bormann, "The Constrained
              Application Protocol (CoAP)", RFC 7252, DOI 10.17487/
              RFC7252, June 2014,

   [RFC7258]  Farrell, S. and H. Tschofenig, "Pervasive Monitoring Is an
              Attack", BCP 188, RFC 7258, DOI 10.17487/RFC7258, May
              2014, <>.

Authors' Addresses

   Ludwig Seitz (editor)
   SICS Swedish ICT AB
   Scheelevaegen 17
   Lund  223 70


   Stefanie Gerdes (editor)
   Universitaet Bremen TZI
   Postfach 330440
   Bremen  28359

   Phone: +49-421-218-63906

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   Goeran Selander
   Faroegatan 6
   Kista  164 80


   Mehdi Mani
   52, rue Camille Desmoulins
   Issy-les-Moulineaux  92130


   Sandeep S. Kumar
   Philips Research
   High Tech Campus
   Eindhoven  5656 AA
   The Netherlands


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