[802SEC] FW: [New-work] WG Review: Provisioning of Symmetric Keys (keyprov)
IEEE 802 WG Chairs,
The following announcement from the IETF may be of interest to your WG
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Sent: Monday, January 15, 2007 3:50 PM
Subject: [New-work] WG Review: Provisioning of Symmetric Keys (keyprov)
A new IETF working group has been proposed in the Security Area.
The IESG has not made any determination as yet. The following draft
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Provisioning of Symmetric Keys (keyprov)
Current Status: Proposed Working Group
Security Area Director(s):
Security Area Advisor:
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Current developments in deployment of Shared Symmetric Key (SSK) tokens
have highlighted the need for a standard protocol for provisioning
The need for provisioning protocols in PKI architectures has been
recognized for some time. Although the existence and architecture of
these protocols provides a feasibility proof for the KEYPROV work
assumptions built into these protocols mean that it is not possible to
apply them to symmetric key architectures without substantial
In particular the ability to provision symmetric keys and associated
attributes dynamically to already issued devices such as cell phones and
USB drives is highly desirable. The working group will develop the
necessary protocols and data formats required to support provisioning
and management of symmetric key authentication tokens, both proprietary
and standards based.
The following Internet drafts have been proposed by their authors as
* Dynamic Symmetric Key Provisioning Protocol (M. Pei, S. Machani)
* Portable Symmetric Key Container (A. Vassilev, J. Martinsson, M.
Pei, P. Hoyer, S. Machani)
* Extensions to CT-KIP to support one- and two-pass key initialization
(M. Nystroem, S. Machani)
Scope and Deliverables
The scope of the working group shall be to define protocols and data
formats necessary for provisioning of symmetric cryptographic keys
and associated attributes.
The group shall consider use cases related to use of Shared Symmetric
Key Tokens. Other use cases may be considered for the purpose of
avoiding unnecessary restrictions in the design and ensure the
potential for future extensibility.
The working group will produce the following deliverables:
* Portable Symmetric Key Container
* Dynamic Symmetric Key Provisioning Protocol
June 2007 WG Last Call Portable Symmetric Key Container
June 2007 WG Last Call Dynamic Symmetric Key Provisioning Protocol
August 2007 IETF Last Call Portable Symmetric Key Container
August 2007 IETF Last Call Dynamic Symmetric Key Provisioning Protocol
Jan 2008 Complete implementation and interoperability tests
June 2008 WG documents to DRAFT Standard Status
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