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Internet Draft "DTLS-based Security with Two-way Authentication for IoT" published at IETF 88

posted Nov 22, 2013, 4:09 AM by Corinna Schmitt   [ updated Jul 21, 2014, 7:46 AM ]
The 88th Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) event was held in Vancouver, BC, Canada, on Nov 3-8, 2013 with a pre-meeting for Authorization & Authentication (AA) group within WG CoRE on Nov 2, 2013. The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) is a large open international community of network designers, operators, vendors, and researchers concerned with the evolution of the Internet architecture and the smooth operation of the Internet. It is open to any interested individual. The IETF Mission Statement is documented in RFC 3935.

The actual technical work of the IETF is done in its working groups, which are organized by topic into several areas (e.g., routing, transport, security). Much of the work is handled via mailing lists. The IETF holds meetings three times per year. This time it was hosted in Berlin under the name IETF 88 with 1500 pre-registered participants from industry and academics.

During the IETF 88 researcher from industry and academics meet in order to present new standardization approaches, discuss them, and to process them to turn them into a RFC. Due to the development in the Internet and the technical standards more and more topics come into focus and become an aim for standardization. Thus, different Birds of a Feather ("BOF") meetings take place in conjunction with each IETF. All presentations and meeting minutes are online available under the following link: Summarizing the relevant impact of IETF 88 for the project SmartenIT it will be important for external liaisons in WP5 between UZH and FLAMINGO. One part of the external liaisons looks on standardization process for securing data exchange between communication partners and the involved access control mechanisms. Therefore, UZH submitted an updated version of the draft “draft-schmitt-two-way-authentication-for-iot-01” dealing with questions on authentication and authorization. The updated version includes use-case description, hardware requirements, as well as modification within the solution section. Corinna Schmitt presented the current status within the pre-meeting of AA-group and receiving very positive feedback and support for ongoing improvements. Discussions took place with industry (e.g., Huawei, Ericsson) and academic (e.g., University of Bremen - TZI, University of Oulu - Finland) in order to integrate the draft in right position within the upcoming work in the AA group. UZH will be involved in work dealing with use-cases and requirement specification, as well as in transport issues.