[xmpp] Last Call: <draft-ietf-xmpp-posh-04.txt> (PKIX over Secure HTTP (POSH)) to Proposed Standard

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The IESG has received a request from the Extensible Messaging and
Presence Protocol WG (xmpp) to consider the following document:
- 'PKIX over Secure HTTP (POSH)'
  <draft-ietf-xmpp-posh-04.txt> as Proposed Standard

The IESG plans to make a decision in the next few weeks, and solicits
final comments on this action. Please send substantive comments to the
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Abstract


   Experience has shown that it is extremely difficult to deploy proper
   PKIX certificates for TLS in multi-tenanted environments.  As a
   result, domains hosted in such environments often deploy applications
   using certificates that identify the hosting service, not the hosted
   domain.  Such deployments force end users and peer services to accept
   a certificate with an improper identifier, resulting in obvious
   security implications.  This document defines two methods that make
   it easier to deploy certificates for proper server identity checking
   in non-HTTP application protocols.  While these methods developed for
   use in the Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP) as a
   Domain Name Association (DNA) prooftype, they might also be usable in
   other non-HTTP application protocols.




The file can be obtained via
https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-ietf-xmpp-posh/

IESG discussion can be tracked via
https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-ietf-xmpp-posh/ballot/


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