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Use Cases for Authentication and Authorization in Constrained Environments
RFC 7744

Document Type RFC - Informational (January 2016)
Authors Ludwig Seitz , Stefanie Gerdes , Göran Selander , Mehdi Mani , Sandeep Kumar
Last updated 2018-12-20
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RFC 7744
Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                     L. Seitz, Ed.
Request for Comments: 7744                           SICS Swedish ICT AB
Category: Informational                                   S. Gerdes, Ed.
ISSN: 2070-1721                                  Universitaet Bremen TZI
                                                             G. Selander
                                                                 M. Mani
                                                                S. Kumar
                                                        Philips Research
                                                            January 2016

             Use Cases for Authentication and Authorization
                      in Constrained Environments


   Constrained devices are nodes with limited processing power, storage
   space, and transmission capacities.  In many cases, these devices do
   not provide user interfaces, and they 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 life cycle 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 a communication
   protocol.  However, most conclusions apply generally.

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Table of Contents

   1. Introduction ....................................................4
      1.1. Terminology ................................................4
   2. Use Cases .......................................................5
      2.1. Container Monitoring .......................................5
           2.1.1. Bananas for Munich ..................................6
           2.1.2. Authorization Problems Summary ......................7
      2.2. Home Automation ............................................8
           2.2.1. Controlling the Smart Home Infrastructure ...........8
           2.2.2. Seamless Authorization ..............................8
           2.2.3. Remotely Letting in a Visitor .......................9
           2.2.4. Selling the House ...................................9
           2.2.5. Authorization Problems Summary ......................9
      2.3. Personal Health Monitoring ................................10
           2.3.1. John and the Heart Rate Monitor ....................11
           2.3.2. Authorization Problems Summary .....................12
      2.4. Building Automation .......................................13
           2.4.1. Device Life Cycle ..................................13
         Installation and Commissioning ............13
         Operational ...............................14
         Maintenance ...............................15
         Recommissioning ...........................16
         Decommissioning ...........................16
           2.4.2. Public Safety ......................................17
         A Fire Breaks Out .........................17
           2.4.3. Authorization Problems Summary .....................18
      2.5. Smart Metering ............................................19
           2.5.1. Drive-By Metering ..................................19
           2.5.2. Meshed Topology ....................................20
           2.5.3. Advanced Metering Infrastructure ...................20
           2.5.4. Authorization Problems Summary .....................21
      2.6. Sports and Entertainment ..................................22
           2.6.1. Dynamically Connecting Smart Sports Equipment ......22
           2.6.2. Authorization Problems Summary .....................23
      2.7. Industrial Control Systems ................................23
           2.7.1. Oil Platform Control ...............................23
           2.7.2. Authorization Problems Summary .....................24
   3. Security Considerations ........................................24
      3.1. Attacks ...................................................25
      3.2. Configuration of Access Permissions .......................26
      3.3. Authorization Considerations ..............................26
      3.4. Proxies ...................................................28
   4. Privacy Considerations .........................................28
   5. Informative References .........................................28
   Acknowledgments ...................................................29
   Authors' Addresses ................................................30

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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 life cycle 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,

   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

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2.  Use Cases

   This section includes the use cases; each use case first presents a
   general description of the application environment, then 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.  The function may even change over time; e.g., the
   device that initiates a conversation is temporarily assigned the role
   of client, but could act as a server in another context.  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 times.

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 with 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 a 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 goods that will expire soon.  Vendors want to react
   when goods are spoiled to continue to fulfill delivery obligations.

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

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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's trucks.

   The fruit vendor's quality management wants to assure the quality of
   their products; thus, it 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).  Therefore, the
   sensors need to communicate with the climate-control system.  Since
   an incorrect 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 on
   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,

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

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2.1.2.  Authorization Problems Summary

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

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

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

   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 competitors.

   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.

   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 delivered.

   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.

   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.

   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 hops.

   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.

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

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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

   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 that is equipped with home automation
   devices such as HVAC and shutter control, and they have a motion
   sensor in the corridor that 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 full-time
   jobs, 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

   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; whereas Alice's parents
   are using the subway and 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 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, are 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 so, 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 ownership of the house, the new owners also
   want to 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 (U2.13).

2.2.5.  Authorization Problems Summary

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

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

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

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

   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, and
           device gateways).

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

   U2.7:   Authorized users want to be able to obtain access with little

   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.

   U2.9:   Usability is particularly important in this scenario since
           the necessary authorization related tasks in the life cycle
           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.

   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

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

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

   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

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   pulse rate.  These devices typically connect to the Internet through
   an intermediary base station, using wireless technologies and through
   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 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 the event 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 John's safety, the device is expected to be
   in constant operation (U3.3, U3.6).

   The device includes an authentication mechanism 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 a list of people 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).

   However, John is a privacy-conscious person and is worried that Jill
   might use HeartGuard to monitor his location even when there is no
   emergency.  Furthermore, he doesn't want his health insurance to get

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   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 great of 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.  Therefore, he 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 a nursing service
   context.  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 that
   case, it is not the patient that decides about access.

2.3.2.  Authorization Problems Summary

   U3.1:  The wearer of an eHealth device (John in the example above)
          wants to preconfigure special access rights in the context of
          an emergency.

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

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

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

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

   U3.6:  Security mechanisms themselves could provide opportunities for
          denial-of-service (DoS) attacks, especially on the constrained

   U3.7:  The device provides a service that can be fatal for the wearer
          if it fails.  Accordingly, the wearer wants the device to have
          a high degree of resistance against attacks that may cause the
          device to fail to operate partially or completely.

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   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 Life Cycle  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, 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
   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

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   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,
   e.g., HVAC equipment is 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
   often commissioned 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 is 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 specialists, such as lighting or HVAC
   commissioners.  Operational

   The building automation system 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 system 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 is also managed using
   automated systems, such as a fire-alarm system, which is triggered by
   several smoke detectors that are spread out across the building.

   Company A's staff moves into the newly furnished office space.  Most
   lighting is controlled by presence sensors that control the lighting
   of a 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 offices by using the switches

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   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 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 is annoyed that the lighting switches off too often
   in their rooms if they work silently in front of their computers.
   Company A notifies 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, hire 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 the BLMS to send a
   configuration change to all lighting devices in Company A's offices
   to increase the 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 Company A's offices 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 (e.g., the Media Access Control (MAC) address)
   of the newly added device.  Then, the BLMS authorizes the new device
   in the system and seamlessly transfers all the permissions of the
   previous broken device to the replacement device (U4.12).

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   A vacant area of the building has recently been leased to Company A.
   Before moving into its new office, Company A wishes to replace the
   lighting with more energy efficient and 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 is 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 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 that 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

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   the end devices from being used.  Any cryptographic key material
   belonging to the site in the handheld controllers is also removed,
   and they are set to the factory state (U4.3).

2.4.2.  Public Safety

   As part of the building safety code, the fire department requires
   that the building have sensors that sense the level of smoke, heat,
   etc., when a fire breaks out.  These sensors report metrics that are
   then used by a back-end server to map safe areas and unsafe areas
   within a building and possibly the structural integrity of the
   building before firefighters may enter it.
   Sensors may also be used to track where human/animal activity is
   within the building.  This will allow people stuck in the building to
   be guided to safer areas and allow the suggestion of possible actions
   that they may take (e.g., using a client application on their phones
   or giving 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

   James, who works for Company A, turns on the air conditioning in his
   office on a really hot day.  Lucy, who works for Company B, wants to
   make tea using an electric kettle.  After she turns it on, she goes
   outside to talk to a colleague until the water is boiling.
   Unfortunately, her kettle has a malfunction that 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, even though he turned on his air conditioning, 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 firefighter resets the fire alarm because only the fire
   department is authorized to do that (U4.4, U4.11).

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2.4.3.  Authorization Problems Summary

   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.

   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.

   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.

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

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

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

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

   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.

   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

   U4.10:  The authorization mechanisms must be able to cope with
           extremely time-sensitive operations that have to be carried
           out quickly.

   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.

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   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

   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, these 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 this by sending and

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   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
   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 predefined 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

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   between the service operator and the utility company is, for example,
   at least 95% of the meters have readings recorded during the last 72

2.5.4.  Authorization Problems Summary

   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

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

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

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

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

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

   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.

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

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

   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

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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.

   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, that correspond to 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 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 realize that the watch
   can be connected with Jody's shoes and can 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 she 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 at the 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.

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2.6.2.  Authorization Problems Summary

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

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

   U6.3:  Sports equipment owners want to be able to preconfigure 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.

   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, or 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).

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   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).

   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

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

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

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

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

   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 authentication and authorization mechanisms that provide
          a very high level of security.

   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 possible 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.

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   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; hence, they pose an attractive target for attackers.

   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 sent 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 these types 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 it 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 2.3),
   availability is especially important.  Solution designers must be
   particularly careful to consider the following limitations in every
   part of the authorization solution:

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   o  Battery usage

   o  Number of required message exchanges

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

   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 Sections 2.2, 2.3, and 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
      Sections 2.1, 2.2, 2.4, and 2.5).

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

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

      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
      Section 2.4 for example).

   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 solution 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
      Section 2.4 for example).

   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 Sections 2.2, 2.3, and 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

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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 Datagram
   Transport Layer Security (DTLS) might not be possible (see
   Section 2.5).

4.  Privacy Considerations

   The constrained devices in focus of this document either collect data
   from the physical world via sensors or affect their surroundings 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 for 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,
   to trigger actions, to obtain consent prior to the sharing of data,
   and to deal with other privacy-related threats outlined in RFC 6973.

   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 see Section 7 of RFC 7452.

5.  Informative References

              Jedermann, R., Poetsch, T., and C. LLoyd, "Communication
              techniques and challenges for wireless food quality
              monitoring", Philosophical Transactions of the Royal
              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 10.1109/econ.2011.612.0048, November 2011,

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   [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, <>.


   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; and as part of the CelticPlus
   project CyberWI, with funding from Vinnova.

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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

   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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