RFC 4046

Multicast Security (MSEC) Group Key Management Architecture, April 2005

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M. Baugher
R. Canetti
L. Dondeti
F. Lindholm
msec (sec)

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DOI:  https://doi.org/10.17487/RFC4046

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This document defines the common architecture for Multicast Security (MSEC) key management protocols to support a variety of application, transport, and network layer security protocols. It also defines the group security association (GSA), and describes the key management protocols that help establish a GSA. The framework and guidelines described in this document permit a modular and flexible design of group key management protocols for a variety of different settings that are specialized to applications needs. MSEC key management protocols may be used to facilitate secure one-to-many, many-to-many, or one-to-one communication. This memo provides information for the Internet community.

For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 8729.

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