Importing External PSKs for TLS
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                                                         3 December 2020

                    Importing External PSKs for TLS
                draft-ietf-tls-external-psk-importer-06

Abstract

   This document describes an interface for importing external Pre-
   Shared Keys (PSKs) into TLS 1.3.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  Conventions and Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   3.  Overview  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     3.1.  Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   4.  PSK Import  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     4.1.  External PSK Diversification  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     4.2.  Binder Key Derivation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   5.  Deprecating Hash Functions  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   6.  Incremental Deployment  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
   7.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
   8.  Privacy Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   9.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   10. References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     10.1.  Normative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     10.2.  Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
   Appendix A.  Acknowledgements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
   Appendix B.  Addressing Selfie  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11

1.  Introduction

   TLS 1.3 [RFC8446] supports Pre-Shared Key (PSK) authentication,
   wherein PSKs can be established via session tickets from prior
   connections or externally via some out-of-band mechanism.  The
   protocol mandates that each PSK only be used with a single hash
   function.  This was done to simplify protocol analysis.  TLS 1.2
   [RFC5246], in contrast, has no such requirement, as a PSK may be used
   with any hash algorithm and the TLS 1.2 pseudorandom function (PRF).
   While there is no known way in which the same external PSK might
   produce related output in TLS 1.3 and prior versions, only limited
   analysis has been done.  Applications SHOULD provision separate PSKs
   for TLS 1.3 and prior versions.

   To mitigate against any interference, this document specifies a PSK
   Importer interface by which external PSKs may be imported and
   subsequently bound to a specific key derivation function (KDF) and
   hash function for use in TLS 1.3 [RFC8446] and DTLS 1.3 [DTLS13].  In
   particular, it describes a mechanism for differentiating external
   PSKs by the target KDF, (D)TLS protocol version, and an optional
   context string.  This process yields a set of candidate PSKs, each of
   which are bound to a target KDF and protocol, that are separate from
   those used in (D)TLS 1.2 and prior versions.  This expands what would
   normally have been a single PSK and identity into a set of PSKs and
   identities.

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