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On the Use of Channel Bindings to Secure Channels
RFC 5056

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Cc: Internet Architecture Board <>,
    RFC Editor <>
Subject: Protocol Action: 'On the Use of Channel Bindings to 
         Secure Channels' to Proposed Standard 

The IESG has approved the following document:

- 'On the Use of Channel Bindings to Secure Channels '
   <draft-williams-on-channel-binding-05.txt> as a Proposed Standard

This document has been reviewed in the IETF but is not the product of an
IETF Working Group. 

The IESG contact person is Sam Hartman.

A URL of this Internet-Draft is:

Ballot Text

Technical Summary
   The concept of channel binding allows applications to establish that
   the two end-points of a secure channel at one network layer are the
   same as at a higher layer by binding authentication at the higher
   layer to the channel at the lower layer.  This allows applications to
   delegate session protection to lower layers, which has various
   performance benefits.

   This document discusses and formalizes the concept of channel binding
   to secure channels.

Working Group Summary
   This document is not the product of any working group, but has been
   reviewed on the saag list.  The concept has become important to many
   working groups in the security area including   kitten and btns.
This concept is also important to groups outside the security area.
Protocol Quality
   Sam Hartman reviewed this document for the IESG.

RFC Editor Note