RFC 5169

Handover Key Management and Re-Authentication Problem Statement, March 2008

Canonical URL:
https://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc5169.txt
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Status:
INFORMATIONAL
Authors:
T. Clancy
M. Nakhjiri
V. Narayanan
L. Dondeti
Stream:
IETF
Source:
hokey (sec)

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DOI:  10.17487/RFC5169

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Abstract

This document describes the Handover Keying (HOKEY) re-authentication problem statement. The current Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) keying framework is not designed to support re-authentication and handovers without re-executing an EAP method. This often causes unacceptable latency in various mobile wireless environments. This document details the problem and defines design goals for a generic mechanism to reuse derived EAP keying material for handover. This memo provides information for the Internet community.


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