[rtcweb] SDES-SRTP as a platform for multiple key management

"Fabio Pietrosanti (naif)" <lists@infosecurity.ch> Thu, 29 March 2012 19:53 UTC

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Subject: [rtcweb] SDES-SRTP as a platform for multiple key management
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Hi all,

i've been thinking that one of the very interesting elements about the
support of SDES-SRTP, is that, other than providing compatibility with
existing telephony ecosystem, it may allow the implementation of custom
key managegement systems.

Basically if WebRTC would introduce support for SDES-SRTP and w3c would
define API to handle SDES SDP call keys, it would become possible to
further implement in Javascript additional key management systems.

For example someone may implement a javascript application to be
provided from an https source or browser extension additional to
implement OpenPGPJS based identity verification (http://openpgpjs.org/)
or integration with DH based key exchange

So basically a side-effect of introducing SDES-SRTP, could be to let
HTML5 application developers, to effectively be able to implement custom
security mechanisms for voice applications.

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