Re: [Iot-onboarding] [Mud] Some new stuff for

Eliot Lear <> Thu, 26 March 2020 09:28 UTC

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So there’s one aspect that my early draft glosses over.  Great.  You have a URL, whatever it is.  The manufacturer is likely to want to authenticate you.  What’s the tooling flow?  I think it’s something like this:

MUD URL picked up by mud manager
Mud manager retrieves mud file, dispatches URL of the SBOM to an SBOM consumer of some form that we’ll just call an SBOM manager for the moment.
SBOM manager resolves URL first time.
It has no token to use.  
User must register.  Requires a browser interaction of some form, presumably with OAUTH.  Perfectly reasonable when the SBOM lives in the cloud.  OR
Token is received out of band for this service, either from the device itself, or from the manufacturer service if one is registered through that (requires browser interaction).
There is a token. Authenticate with that and retrieve.

I am thinking that when a token is received out of band for access to a resource, that is a generic exchange that goes well beyond this use case.  Carsten, Hannes, do you have views on any of this?