Re: [Anima-bootstrap] authz in the form a cert chain.. from SIDR work

Carsten Bormann <cabo@tzi.org> Thu, 13 October 2016 11:48 UTC

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Subject: Re: [Anima-bootstrap] authz in the form a cert chain.. from SIDR work
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Max Pritikin (pritikin) wrote:
> And each member of the sales channel repeats this process as it resales the device?
> Right down to the “Sesame Bix Box Retail” having a PKI and issuing the final bill of sale:

Actually, for some organizations investing in designing security
solutions that's the point:
Security solutions can be designed to favor certain business
arrangements and make others artificially hard.

(In this, case, of course the manufacturer would build a platform to
enable Sesame to run this process.  Manufacturer is happy: more control
over the channel.  This also probably easily justifies the entire
expense of running the platform.  And then later, that platform can be
turned into a "profit center", because security ensures lock-in.)

Grüße, Carsten