datatracker.ietf.org
Sign in
Version 5.4.0, 2014-04-22
Report a bug

Name Attributes for the GSS-API Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) Mechanism
RFC 7056

Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                        S. Hartman
Request for Comments: 7056                             Painless Security
Category: Standards Track                                     J. Howlett
ISSN: 2070-1721                                                JANET(UK)
                                                           December 2013

                    Name Attributes for the GSS-API
           Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) Mechanism

Abstract

   The naming extensions to the Generic Security Service Application
   Programming Interface (GSS-API) provide a mechanism for applications
   to discover authorization and personalization information associated
   with GSS-API names.  The Extensible Authentication Protocol GSS-API
   mechanism allows an Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting
   (AAA) peer to provide authorization attributes alongside an
   authentication response.  It also supplies mechanisms to process
   Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) messages provided in the
   AAA response.  This document describes how to use the Naming
   Extensions API to access that information.

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/rfc7056.

Hartman & Howlett            Standards Track                    [Page 1]
RFC 7056                 GSS EAP Name Attributes           December 2013

Copyright Notice

   Copyright (c) 2013 IETF Trust and the persons identified as the
   document authors.  All rights reserved.

   This document is subject to BCP 78 and the IETF Trust's Legal
   Provisions Relating to IETF Documents
   (http://trustee.ietf.org/license-info) in effect on the date of
   publication of this document.  Please review these documents
   carefully, as they describe your rights and restrictions with respect
   to this document.  Code Components extracted from this document must
   include Simplified BSD License text as described in Section 4.e of
   the Trust Legal Provisions and are provided without warranty as
   described in the Simplified BSD License.

Table of Contents

   1. Introduction ....................................................3
   2. Requirements Notation ...........................................3
   3. Naming Extensions and SAML ......................................3
   4. Federated Context ...............................................4
   5. Name Attributes for GSS-EAP .....................................5
   6. Names of SAML Attributes in the Federated Context ...............6
      6.1. Assertions .................................................6
      6.2. SAML Attributes ............................................6
      6.3. SAML Name Identifiers ......................................7
   7. Security Considerations .........................................8
   8. IANA Considerations .............................................8
      8.1. Registration of the GSS URN Namespace ......................9
   9. Acknowledgements ................................................9
   10. References ....................................................10
      10.1. Normative References .....................................10
      10.2. Informative References ...................................11

Hartman & Howlett            Standards Track                    [Page 2]
RFC 7056                 GSS EAP Name Attributes           December 2013

1.  Introduction

   The naming extensions [RFC6680] to the Generic Security Service
   Application Programming Interface (GSS-API) [RFC2743] provide a
   mechanism for applications to discover authorization and
   personalization information associated with GSS-API names.  The
   Extensible Authentication Protocol GSS-API mechanism [RFC7055] allows
   an Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting (AAA) peer to
   provide authorization attributes alongside an authentication
   response.  It also supplies mechanisms to process Security Assertion
   Markup Language (SAML) messages provided in the AAA response.  Other
   mechanisms such as SAML Enhanced Client (EC) [SASL-SAML] also support
   SAML assertions and attributes carried in the GSS-API.  This document
   describes how to use the Naming Extensions API to access that
   information.

[include full document text]