Protocol Action: 'Domain Name Associations (DNA) in the Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP)' to Proposed Standard (draft-ietf-xmpp-dna-11.txt)
The IESG <iesg-secretary <at> ietf.org>
2015-09-10 00:56:01 GMT
The IESG has approved the following document:
- 'Domain Name Associations (DNA) in the Extensible Messaging and
Presence Protocol (XMPP)'
(draft-ietf-xmpp-dna-11.txt) as Proposed Standard
This document is the product of the Extensible Messaging and Presence
Protocol Working Group.
The IESG contact persons are Barry Leiba, Ben Campbell and Alissa Cooper.
A URL of this Internet Draft is:
This document defines the XMPP Domain Name Association (DNA) framework. The
abstract states the document does two things to improve security in XMPP:
"First, it specifies how to
establish a strong association between a domain name and an XML
stream, using the concept of "prooftypes". Second, it describes how
to securely delegate a service domain name (e.g., example.com) to a
target server host name (e.g., hosting.example.net) [...]"
Overall, the document establishes a framework for server authentication
mechanisms, known as "prooftypes", by which servers can provide multiple
forms of proof of their identity to both clients and other peer servers.
Working Group Summary