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Kent Watsen

Industry Expert with 20 years of Commercial Development Experience.
  • 15 years at Juniper Networks (Principal/Distinguished Engineer).
  • 10 years with the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF).
  • 2 years at NetScreen Technologies (Juniper acquired NetScreen).
  • 2 years at OneSecure (NetScreen acquired OneSecure).
Hands-on Architect on 4 Successful Commercial NMS/EMS Products.
  • OneSecure's Intrusion, Detection, and Prevention (IDP) Manager
  • NetScreen's Network and Security Manager (NSM)
  • Juniper's JUNOS Space
  • Juniper's Cloud Service Orchestration (CSO) Platform
Specialties and Skills
  • Network Management, Network Security
  • Secure Zero Touch Provisioning, Cryptography
  • X.509, CMS, ASN.1, XSD, XML, JSON, Markdown
  • Python, C/C++, UNIX Shell Scripting
  • Bottle, Flask, HTML, CSS, JavaScript
  • Ansible, Pip, Git, Subversion, Pytest, Docker
  • Computer Graphics (both 2D and 3D)


Role Group Email
Chair Network Modeling (netmod)
Chair Network Configuration (netconf)
Reviewer YANG Doctors (yangdoctors)

RFCs (13)

RFC Date Title Cited by
RFC 7895 Jun 2016 YANG Module Library 8 RFCs
RFC 8040 Jan 2017 RESTCONF Protocol 107 RFCs
RFC 8071 Feb 2017 NETCONF Call Home and RESTCONF Call Home 3 RFCs
RFC 8072 Feb 2017 YANG Patch Media Type 3 RFCs
RFC 8342 Mar 2018 Network Management Datastore Architecture (NMDA) 66 RFCs
RFC 8366 May 2018 A Voucher Artifact for Bootstrapping Protocols 4 RFCs
RFC 8525 Mar 2019 YANG Library 10 RFCs
RFC 8526 Mar 2019 NETCONF Extensions to Support the Network Management Datastore Architecture 2 RFCs
RFC 8527 Mar 2019 RESTCONF Extensions to Support the Network Management Datastore Architecture 3 RFCs
RFC 8572 Apr 2019 Secure Zero Touch Provisioning (SZTP) 6 RFCs
RFC 8791 Jun 2020 YANG Data Structure Extensions 8 RFCs
RFC 8792 Jun 2020 Handling Long Lines in Content of Internet-Drafts and RFCs 9 RFCs
RFC 8995 May 2021 Bootstrapping Remote Secure Key Infrastructure (BRSKI) 16 RFCs

Active Internet-Drafts (19)

Expired Internet-Drafts (39)

(Excluding replaced Internet-Drafts.)

Internet-Draft Activity