|RFC 9373||IPSECKEY EdDSA||March 2023|
|Moskowitz, et al.||Standards Track||[Page]|
- Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
- Standards Track
EdDSA Value for IPSECKEY
This document assigns a value for Edwards-Curve Digital Signature Algorithm (EdDSA) Public Keys to the "IPSECKEY Resource Record Parameters" registry.¶
Status of This Memo
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IPSECKEY [RFC4025] is a resource record (RR) for the Domain Name System (DNS) that is used to store public keys for use in IP security (IPsec) systems. The IPSECKEY RR relies on the IPSECKEY "Algorithm Type Field" registry [IANA-IPSECKEY] to enumerate the permissible formats for the public keys.¶
This document adds support for Edwards-Curve Digital Security Algorithm (EdDSA) public keys in the format defined in [RFC8080] to the IPSECKEY RR.¶
2. IPSECKEY Support for EdDSA
When using the EdDSA public key in the IPSECKEY RR, the value 4 is used as an algorithm and the public key is formatted as specified in "Edwards-Curve Digital Security Algorithm (EdDSA) for DNSSEC" (Section 3 of [RFC8080]).¶
3. IANA Considerations
3.1. Update to the IANA IPSECKEY Registry
3.1.1. Reformat the Algorithm Type Field Registry
Per this document, IANA has added the "Format Description" field to the "Algorithm Type Field" registry of the "IPSECKEY Resource Record Parameters" [IANA-IPSECKEY]. In addition, IANA has updated the "Description" field in existing entries of that registry to explicitly state that they are for "Public" keys:¶
|0||No Public key is present||[RFC4025]|
|1||A DSA Public Key||[RFC2536], Section 2||[RFC4025]|
|2||An RSA Public Key||[RFC3110], Section 2||[RFC4025]|
|3||An ECDSA Public Key||[RFC6605], Section 4||[RFC8005]|
IANA added a reference to this document to the "Algorithm Type Field" registry.¶
3.1.2. Add to the Algorithm Type Field Registry
Further, IANA has made the following addition to the "Algorithm Type Field" registry within the "IPSECKEY Resource Record Parameters" [IANA-IPSECKEY]:¶
4. Security Considerations
The security considerations discussed in [RFC4025] apply. This document does not introduce any new security considerations.¶
5.1. Normative References
- IANA, "IPSECKEY Resource Record Parameters", <https://www.iana.org/assignments/ipseckey-rr-parameters>.
- Sury, O. and R. Edmonds, "Edwards-Curve Digital Security Algorithm (EdDSA) for DNSSEC", RFC 8080, DOI 10.17487/RFC8080, , <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc8080>.
5.2. Informative References
- Eastlake 3rd, D., "DSA KEYs and SIGs in the Domain Name System (DNS)", RFC 2536, DOI 10.17487/RFC2536, , <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc2536>.
- Eastlake 3rd, D., "RSA/SHA-1 SIGs and RSA KEYs in the Domain Name System (DNS)", RFC 3110, DOI 10.17487/RFC3110, , <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc3110>.
- Richardson, M., "A Method for Storing IPsec Keying Material in DNS", RFC 4025, DOI 10.17487/RFC4025, , <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc4025>.
- Hoffman, P. and W.C.A. Wijngaards, "Elliptic Curve Digital Signature Algorithm (DSA) for DNSSEC", RFC 6605, DOI 10.17487/RFC6605, , <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc6605>.
- Laganier, J., "Host Identity Protocol (HIP) Domain Name System (DNS) Extension", RFC 8005, DOI 10.17487/RFC8005, , <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc8005>.
Appendix A. IPSECKEY EdDSA Example
The following is an example of an IPSECKEY RR with no gateway, and an EdDSA public key. It uses the IPSECKEY presentation format which is base64.¶
foo.example.com. IN IPSECKEY ( 10 0 4 . 3WTXgUvpn1RlCXnm80gGY2LZ/ErUUEZtZ33IDi8yfhM= )¶
The associated EdDSA private key (in hex) is as follows:¶
Thanks to the Security Area Director, Paul Wouters, for his initial review. Also, thanks to Security Area Director, Roman Danyliw, for his final reviews and document shepherding.¶