A Publication Protocol for the Resource Public Key Infrastructure (RPKI)
RFC 8181

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Last updated 2017-07-26
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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                         S. Weiler
Request for Comments: 8181                                     W3C / MIT
Category: Standards Track                                    A. Sonalker
ISSN: 2070-1721                                               STEER Tech
                                                              R. Austein
                                                    Dragon Research Labs
                                                               July 2017

A Publication Protocol for the Resource Public Key Infrastructure (RPKI)

Abstract

   This document defines a protocol for publishing Resource Public Key
   Infrastructure (RPKI) objects.  Even though the RPKI will have many
   participants issuing certificates and creating other objects, it is
   operationally useful to consolidate the publication of those objects.
   Even in cases where a certificate issuer runs its own publication
   repository, it can be useful to run the certificate engine itself on
   a different machine from the publication repository.  This document
   defines a protocol which addresses these needs.

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.

   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/rfc8181.

Weiler, et al.               Standards Track                    [Page 1]
RFC 8181                RPKI Publication Protocol              July 2017

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     1.1.  Historical Note . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     1.2.  Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   2.  Protocol Specification  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     2.1.  Common XML Message Format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     2.2.  Publication and Withdrawal  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     2.3.  Listing the Repository  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     2.4.  Error Handling  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     2.5.  Error Codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     2.6.  XML Schema  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
   3.  Examples  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
     3.1.  <publish/> Query, No Existing Object  . . . . . . . . . .  12
     3.2.  <publish/> Query, Overwriting Existing Object . . . . . .  12
     3.3.  <withdraw/> Query . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
     3.4.  <success/> Reply  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
     3.5.  <report_error/> with Optional Elements  . . . . . . . . .  13
     3.6.  <report_error/> without Optional Elements . . . . . . . .  14
     3.7.  Error Handling with Multi-Element Queries . . . . . . . .  14
       3.7.1.  Multi-Element Query . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
       3.7.2.  Successful Multi-Element Response . . . . . . . . . .  15
       3.7.3.  Failure Multi-Element Response, First Error Only  . .  15
       3.7.4.  Failure Multi-Element Response, All Errors  . . . . .  16
     3.8.  <list/> Query . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
     3.9.  <list/> Reply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
   4.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
   5.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  18
   6.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  19
     6.1.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  19
     6.2.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  20
   Acknowledgements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  21
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  21
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