Re: [IPsec] Signature authentication in IKEv2

Tero Kivinen <kivinen@iki.fi> Mon, 15 April 2013 13:52 UTC

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Date: Mon, 15 Apr 2013 16:51:36 +0300
From: Tero Kivinen <kivinen@iki.fi>
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Subject: Re: [IPsec] Signature authentication in IKEv2
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Johannes Merkle writes:
> Tero Kivinen wrote on 12.03.2013 20:56:
> > In the meeting I did not remember what was the name the PKIX had for
> > the signature blob, and in my slides written at midnight Sunday
> > evening, I said SubjectPublicKeyInfo, so here I am to provide some
> > correct information...
> > 
> > So the thing is what is both in the signatureAlgorithm and
> > SubjectPublicKeyInfo, i.e. the AlgorithmI?dentifier:
> > 
> >    AlgorithmIdentifier  ::=  SEQUENCE  {
> >         algorithm               OBJECT IDENTIFIER,
> >         parameters              ANY DEFINED BY algorithm OPTIONAL  }
> > 
> > 
> > I.e where there algorithm is the OID we currently have in the
> > draft-kivinen-ipsecme-signature-auth, and the parameters is the one is
> > required to get the RSASSA-PSS to work.
> > 
> > Anybody has objection to do it this way?
> > 
> 
> I agree with your proposal.
> 
> It has become quiet around this draft. I really think, it is an
> important simplification of IKEv2 in the long tun. When 
> can we expect the new revision?

Last week I would have said by the Thursday of last week, but then I
ended up wasting more than a day trying to get the xml2rfc working
(and trying the new version, and accidently updating my desktop etc),
so I only managed to put out the first 2 of my drafts. I will try to
update this tomorrow... 
-- 
kivinen@iki.fi