RFC 8995

Bootstrapping Remote Secure Key Infrastructure (BRSKI), May 2021

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Status:
PROPOSED STANDARD
Authors:
M. Pritikin
M. Richardson
T. Eckert
M. Behringer
K. Watsen
Stream:
IETF
Source:
anima (ops)

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DOI:  10.17487/RFC8995

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Abstract

This document specifies automated bootstrapping of an Autonomic Control Plane. To do this, a Secure Key Infrastructure is bootstrapped. This is done using manufacturer-installed X.509 certificates, in combination with a manufacturer's authorizing service, both online and offline. We call this process the Bootstrapping Remote Secure Key Infrastructure (BRSKI) protocol. Bootstrapping a new device can occur when using a routable address and a cloud service, only link-local connectivity, or limited/disconnected networks. Support for deployment models with less stringent security requirements is included. Bootstrapping is complete when the cryptographic identity of the new key infrastructure is successfully deployed to the device. The established secure connection can be used to deploy a locally issued certificate to the device as well.


For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 8729.