I’m a bit surprised at your reaction. If you have followed the discussion
on OSCOAP you know that one recurring request has been on support for
multicast. This draft is addressing that request.
draft-somaraju-ace-multicast-01 is referring to OSCOAP for secure group
communication and we propose this draft to be the way to extend OSCOAP for
In the "controversial, long, and tough” discussion you refer to, one
central issue relates to the use of symmetric keys only in group
communication. Our draft mandates the use of asymmetric keys since that
provides source authentication. Should it be agreed that source
authentication for some purpose is not necessary, it is a simple
modification of this draft - simply making the counter signature in the
COSE object non-mandatory.
It was our hope that we in this way can decouple the question of adoption
of draft-somaraju-ace-multicast-01 from the question of source
On 2016-10-12 10:40, "Ace on behalf of Hannes Tschofenig"
<ace-boun...@ietf.org on behalf of hannes.tschofe...@gmx.net> wrote:
>Hi Marco, Hi Francesca, Hi Goeran,
>I am a bit surprised about your document submission since you guys have
>been pretty silent in the group communication security discussion, which
>was quite controversial, long, and tough. That's where your support
>would have been needed. Adding the few small bits to the already written
>draft isn't the problem.
>On 10/12/2016 10:12 AM, Marco Tiloca wrote:
>> Dear CoRE/ACE,
>> We have submitted a draft on secure group communication for CoAP
>> addressing security for the setting of a multicast CoAP request with
>> unicast responses as described in RFC7390.
>> This draft builds on the recently updated version of OSCOAP, extended
>> with mandatory Sender ID and multiple Recipient Contexts. It also
>> enables source authentication with asymmetric signatures implemented as
>> counter signatures included with the COSE objects defined by OSCOAP.
>> We hope that by submitting now we could get some first discussion to
>> allow updates before the cutoff.
>> This draft provides the missing link between
>> https://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-somaraju-ace-multicast and OSCOAP.
>> Best regards,
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>> From: ** <internet-dra...@ietf.org <mailto:internet-dra...@ietf.org>>
>> Date: Wed, Oct 12, 2016 at 9:27 AM
>> Subject: New Version Notification for
>> To: Marco Tiloca <ma...@sics.se <mailto:ma...@sics.se>>, Goeran Selander
>> <goran.selan...@ericsson.com <mailto:goran.selan...@ericsson.com>>,
>> Francesca Palombini <francesca.palomb...@ericsson.com
>> A new version of I-D, draft-tiloca-core-multicast-oscoap-00.txt
>> has been successfully submitted by Francesca Palombini and posted to the
>> IETF repository.
>> Name: draft-tiloca-core-multicast-oscoap
>> Revision: 00
>> Title: Secure group communication for CoAP
>> Document date: 2016-10-12
>> Group: Individual Submission
>> Pages: 15
>> This document describes a method for application layer protection of
>> messages exchanged with the Constrained Application Protocol (CoAP)
>> in a group communication context. The proposed approach relies on
>> Object Security of CoAP (OSCOAP) and the CBOR Object Signing and
>> Encryption (COSE) format. All security requirements fulfilled by
>> OSCOAP are maintained for multicast CoAP request messages and related
>> unicast CoAP response messages. Source authentication of all
>> messages exchanged within the group is ensured, by means of digital
>> signatures produced through asymmetric private keys of sender devices
>> and embedded in the protected CoAP messages.
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