RFC 4474

Enhancements for Authenticated Identity Management in the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP), August 2006

Canonical URL:
https://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc4474.txt
File formats:
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Status:
PROPOSED STANDARD
Authors:
J. Peterson
C. Jennings
Stream:
IETF
Source:
sip (rai)

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DOI:  10.17487/RFC4474

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Abstract

The existing security mechanisms in the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) are inadequate for cryptographically assuring the identity of the end users that originate SIP requests, especially in an interdomain context. This document defines a mechanism for securely identifying originators of SIP messages. It does so by defining two new SIP header fields, Identity, for conveying a signature used for validating the identity, and Identity-Info, for conveying a reference to the certificate of the signer. [STANDARDS-TRACK]


For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.


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