RFC 9061

A YANG Data Model for IPsec Flow Protection Based on Software-Defined Networking (SDN), July 2021

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Status:
PROPOSED STANDARD
Authors:
R. Marin-Lopez
G. Lopez-Millan
F. Pereniguez-Garcia
Stream:
IETF
Source:
i2nsf (sec)

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DOI:  10.17487/RFC9061

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Abstract

This document describes how to provide IPsec-based flow protection (integrity and confidentiality) by means of an Interface to Network Security Function (I2NSF) Controller. It considers two main well-known scenarios in IPsec: gateway-to-gateway and host-to-host. The service described in this document allows the configuration and monitoring of IPsec Security Associations (IPsec SAs) from an I2NSF Controller to one or several flow-based Network Security Functions (NSFs) that rely on IPsec to protect data traffic.

This document focuses on the I2NSF NSF-Facing Interface by providing YANG data models for configuring the IPsec databases, namely Security Policy Database (SPD), Security Association Database (SAD), Peer Authorization Database (PAD), and Internet Key Exchange Version 2 (IKEv2). This allows IPsec SA establishment with minimal intervention by the network administrator. This document defines three YANG modules, but it does not define any new protocol.


For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

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