Certificate Management Service for the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)
RFC 6072

Document Type RFC - Proposed Standard (February 2011; Errata)
Last updated 2013-03-02
Replaces draft-ietf-sipping-certs
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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                       C. Jennings
Request for Comments: 6072                                 Cisco Systems
Category: Standards Track                                 J. Fischl, Ed.
ISSN: 2070-1721                                                    Skype
                                                           February 2011

Certificate Management Service for the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)

Abstract

   This document defines a credential service that allows Session
   Initiation Protocol (SIP) User Agents (UAs) to use a SIP event
   package to discover the certificates of other users.  This mechanism
   allows User Agents that want to contact a given Address-of-Record
   (AOR) to retrieve that AOR's certificate by subscribing to the
   credential service, which returns an authenticated response
   containing that certificate.  The credential service also allows
   users to store and retrieve their own certificates and private keys.

Status of This Memo

   This is an Internet Standards Track document.

   This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force
   (IETF).  It represents the consensus of the IETF community.  It has
   received public review and has been approved for publication by the
   Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG).  Further information on
   Internet Standards is available in Section 2 of RFC 5741.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,
   and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at
   http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc6072.

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Table of Contents

   1. Introduction ....................................................3
   2. Definitions .....................................................4
   3. Overview ........................................................4
   4. UA Behavior with Certificates ...................................7
   5. UA Behavior with Credentials ....................................8
   6. Event Package Formal Definition for "certificate" ...............9
      6.1. Event Package Name .........................................9
      6.2. SUBSCRIBE Bodies ...........................................9
      6.3. Subscription Duration .....................................10
      6.4. NOTIFY Bodies .............................................10
      6.5. Subscriber Generation of SUBSCRIBE Requests ...............10
      6.6. Notifier Processing of SUBSCRIBE Requests .................11
      6.7. Notifier Generation of NOTIFY Requests ....................11
      6.8. Subscriber Processing of NOTIFY Requests ..................11
      6.9. Handling of Forked Requests ...............................11
      6.10. Rate of Notifications ....................................12
      6.11. State Agents and Lists ...................................12
      6.12. Behavior of a Proxy Server ...............................12

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   7. Event Package Formal Definition for "credential" ...............12
      7.1. Event Package Name ........................................12
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