RFC 8886

Secure Device Install, September 2020

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Status:
INFORMATIONAL
Authors:
W. Kumari
C. Doyle
Stream:
IETF
Source:
opsawg (ops)

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DOI:  10.17487/RFC8886

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Abstract

Deploying a new network device in a location where the operator has no staff of its own often requires that an employee physically travel to the location to perform the initial install and configuration, even in shared facilities with "remote-hands" (or similar) support. In many cases, this could be avoided if there were an easy way to transfer the initial configuration to a new device while still maintaining confidentiality of the configuration.

This document extends existing vendor proprietary auto-install to provide limited confidentiality to initial configuration during bootstrapping of the device.


For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.


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