PWG-ANNOUNCE> FW: [Isms] WG Action: RECHARTER: Integrated Security Model for SN MP (isms)

PWG-ANNOUNCE> FW: [Isms] WG Action: RECHARTER: Integrated Security Model for SN MP (isms)

PWG-ANNOUNCE> FW: [Isms] WG Action: RECHARTER: Integrated Security Model for SN MP (isms)

McDonald, Ira imcdonald at sharplabs.com
Mon Oct 24 20:41:09 EDT 2005


Hi,

The IESG has just rechartered the ISMS WG specifically to work on
SNMP over SSH (Secure Shell) using RADIUS for AAA (authentication,
authorization, and accounting).

Cheers,
- Ira


Ira McDonald (Musician / Software Architect)
Blue Roof Music / High North Inc
PO Box 221  Grand Marais, MI  49839
phone: +1-906-494-2434
email: imcdonald at sharplabs.com

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Subject: [Isms] WG Action: RECHARTER: Integrated Security Model for SNMP
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The Integrated Security Model for SNMP (isms) working group in the Security 
Area of the IETF has been rechartered. For additional information, please
contact the Area Directors or the working group Chairs.

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Integrated Security Model for SNMP (isms)
==========================================

Current Status: Active Working Group

Chair(s):
Juergen Schoenwaelder <j.schoenwaelder at iu-bremen.de>
Juergen Quittek <quittek at netlab.nec.de>

Security Area Director(s):
Russ Housley <housley at vigilsec.com>
Sam Hartman <hartmans-ietf at mit.edu>

Security Area Advisor:
Sam Hartman <hartmans-ietf at mit.edu>

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Description of Working Group:
The Simple Network Management Protocol version 3 (SNMPv3) provides
message security services through the security subsystem, for which
there is one currently defined model - the User-based Security Model
(USM). However, the USM approach has seen limited deployment so far.
One frequently reported reasons is the lack of integration of USM
key and user management into deployed authentication infrastructures.

SSH is a widely deployed access protocol for remote devices
configuration. Many devices support the integration of SSH user
authentication with AAA systems via protocols such as RADIUS.

The goal of the ISMS working group is developing a new security model
for SNMP that integrates with widely deployed user and key management
systems, as a supplement to the USM security model.

For this integration the working group will define a standard method
for mapping from AAA-provisioned authorization parameter(s) to
corresponding SNMP parameters.

In order to leverage the authentication information already accessible
at managed devices, the new security model will use the SSH protocol
for message protection, and RADIUS for AAA-provisioned user
authentication and authorization. However, the integration of a
transport mapping security model into the SNMPv3 architecture should be
defined such that it is open to support potential alternative transport
mappings to protocols such as BEEP and TLS.

The new security model must not modify any other aspects of SNMPv3
protocol as defined in STD 62 (e.g., it must not create new PDU types).

Work on new access control models or centralized administration of
View-based Access Control Model (VACM) rules and mappings is outside
the scope of the working group.

The working group will cover the following work items:

- Specify an architectural extension that describes how transport
mapping security models (TMSMs) fit into the SNMPv3 architecture.
- Specify an architectural extension that describes how to perform a
mapping from AAA-provisioned user-authentication and authorization
parameter(s)to securityName and other corresponding SNMP parameters.
- Specify a mapping from RADIUS-provisioned authentication and
authorization parameter(s) to securityName and other corresponding
SNMP parameters. This item may be a RADEXT work item last-aclled
in both groups.
- Specify a mapping from locally-provisioned authentication and
authorization parameter(s) to securityName and other corresponding
SNMP parameters.
- Define how to use SSH between the two SNMP engines
- Specify the SSH security model for SNMP.

Goals and Milestones:
Done    Cut-off date for internet-drafts to be submitted to the working
group
for consideration as a proposed solution  
Done    Decision about which architecture the WG will focus its efforts on  
Oct 05    Initial version of a general transport mapping security models
(TMSMs)
document that specifies how TMSMs fit into the SNMPv3 architecture and that
defines the requirements for transport mapping security models  
Oct 05    Initial version of a document specifying the SSH security model
for
SNMP  
Feb 06    Initial version of an applicability statement that sets up
reasonable
mandatory to implement methods  
Feb 06    Submit TMSM document to IESG  
Jun 06    Submit SSH TMSM to IESG  
Jun 06    Submit RADIUS mapping model for SNMP to IESG  
Aug 06    Submit applicability statement to IESG  
Dec 06    Initial version of a document specifying the RADIUS authentication
and
authorization mapping model for SNMP  

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