Re: [netconf] Adoption-suitability for draft-kwatsen-netconf-sztp-csr

Kent Watsen <> Fri, 07 August 2020 21:02 UTC

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Subject: Re: [netconf] Adoption-suitability for draft-kwatsen-netconf-sztp-csr
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[as a contributor and co-author]

Per the request below:

1) is the problem important for the NETCONF WG to solve?

I believe that it is important to enable the SZTP bootstrapping process to be able to configure an LDevID certificate.  As the presentation mentioned, it is the ONLY way to enable use cases whereby the device must join a dynamically-provisioned network slice.  The ability to do this was requested by a 3rd-party (my co-authors may have more to say about this).

And I believe that the NETCONF WG is the appropriate WG for this work, having defined RFC 8572 (SZTP).

2) is the draft a suitable basis for the work?

I believe the current version of the draft is a more than a reasonable start.  I would say that it's practically ready for Last Call (all sections were filled in), but I’m aware that my co-authors believe that one or two more CSR-types should be added to reflect real-world CA deployments.

3) regarding Juergen’s questions:

  a) I am willing to substantially review the drafts.
  b) I am willing to contribute to the discussion of any issue.
  c) I plan to implement the technology defined.


> Per the previous email sent moments ago, the chairs would like to solicit input on the following draft:
>    Title: Conveying a CSR in an SZTP Bootstrapping Request
>    Link: <>draft-kwatsen-netconf-sztp-csr
>    Abstract:
>       This draft extends the "get-bootstrapping-data" RPC defined in
>       RFC 8572 to include an optional certificate signing request (CSR),
>       enabling a bootstrapping device to additionally obtain an identity
>       certificate (e.g., an LDevID, from IEEE 802.1AR) as part of the
>       "onboarding information" response provided in the RPC-reply.
> In particular, please discuss adoption-suitability as it regards to the following questions:
>     1) is the problem important for the NETCONF WG to solve?
>     2) is the draft a suitable basis for the work?
> PS: this message is itself not an adoption poll, but rather an attempt to gauge interest/support for a potential future adoption poll.
> NETCONF Chairs
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