Re: [secdir] [FORGED] draft-gutmann-scep-13: Bootstrapping SCEP from the web

Peter Gutmann <pgut001@cs.auckland.ac.nz> Mon, 29 April 2019 06:24 UTC

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From: Peter Gutmann <pgut001@cs.auckland.ac.nz>
To: Graham Leggett <minfrin@sharp.fm>, "secdir@ietf.org" <secdir@ietf.org>, "iesg@ietf.org" <iesg@ietf.org>, "draft-gutmann-scep.all@ietf.org" <draft-gutmann-scep.all@ietf.org>
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Graham Leggett <minfrin@sharp.fm>; writes:

>One of the missing elements from the SCEP protocol (and it appears from the
>EST protocol as well) is the ability to bootstrap the certificate generation
>process from a web browser.

The reason why it's not present in SCEP, CMC, CMP, EST, or anything else is
that no-one's ever requested that as a capability.  If anyone wanted it, it
could be added as a new RFC.  I think the best option would be to specify a
general-purpose capability where the browser could indicate what protocol(s)
it supports or prefers (SCEP, CMP, whatever) and the web site then tells it to
initiate that protocol to request a cert.

Peter.