Key Relay Mapping for the Extensible Provisioning Protocol
RFC 8063

Document Type RFC - Proposed Standard (February 2017; No errata)
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Replaces draft-gieben-epp-keyrelay
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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                      H.W. Ribbers
Request for Comments: 8063                                M.W. Groeneweg
Category: Standards Track                                           SIDN
ISSN: 2070-1721                                                R. Gieben
                                                       A.L.J. Verschuren
                                                           February 2017

       Key Relay Mapping for the Extensible Provisioning Protocol

Abstract

   This document describes an Extensible Provisioning Protocol (EPP)
   mapping for a key relay object that relays DNSSEC key material
   between EPP clients using the poll queue defined in RFC 5730.

   This key relay mapping will help facilitate changing the DNS operator
   of a domain while keeping the DNSSEC chain of trust intact.

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 7841.

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Ribbers, et al.              Standards Track                    [Page 1]
RFC 8063                      EPP Key Relay                February 2017

Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
     1.1.  Conventions Used in This Document . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     1.2.  Secure Transfer of DNSSEC Key Material  . . . . . . . . .   3
   2.  Object Attributes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     2.1.  DNSSEC Key Material . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
       2.1.1.  <keyRelayData> Element  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   3.  EPP Command Mapping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     3.1.  EPP Query Commands  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
       3.1.1.  EPP <check> Command . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
       3.1.2.  EPP <info> Command  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
       3.1.3.  EPP <transfer> Command  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     3.2.  EPP Transform Commands  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
       3.2.1.  EPP <create> Command  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
       3.2.2.  EPP <delete> Command  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
       3.2.3.  EPP <renew> Command . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
       3.2.4.  EPP <transfer> Command  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
       3.2.5.  EPP <update> Command  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
   4.  Formal Syntax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
   5.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
     5.1.  XML Namespace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
     5.2.  XML Schema  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
     5.3.  EPP Extension Registry  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
   6.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
   7.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
     7.1.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
     7.2.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
   Acknowledgements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16

1.  Introduction

   There are certain transactions initiated by a DNS operator that
   require an authenticated exchange of information between DNS
   operators.  Often, there is no direct channel between these parties
   or it is non-scalable and insecure.

   One such transaction is the exchange of DNSSEC key material when
   changing the DNS operator for DNSSEC-signed zones.  We suggest that
   DNS operators use the administrative EPP channel to bootstrap the
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