RFC 7210

Database of Long-Lived Symmetric Cryptographic Keys, April 2014

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R. Housley
T. Polk
S. Hartman
D. Zhang
karp (rtg)

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DOI:  https://doi.org/10.17487/RFC7210

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This document specifies the information contained in a conceptual database of long-lived cryptographic keys used by many different routing protocols for message security. The database is designed to support both manual and automated key management. In addition to describing the schema for the database, this document describes the operations that can be performed on the database as well as the requirements for the routing protocols that wish to use the database. In many typical scenarios, the protocols do not directly use the long-lived key, but rather a key derivation function is used to derive a short-lived key from a long-lived key.

For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 8729.

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