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I-D ACTION:draft-zegman-ike-hybrid-auth-00.txt



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	Title		: A Hybrid Authentication Mode for IKE
	Author(s)	: M. Litvin, R. Shamir, T. Zegman
	Filename	: draft-zegman-ike-hybrid-auth-00.txt
	Pages		: 10
	Date		: 06-Jun-01
	
This document describes a set of new authentication methods to be
used within Phase 1 of the Internet Key Exchange (IKE). The proposed
methods assume an asymmetry between the authenticating entities. One
entity, typically an Edge Device (e.g. firewall), authenticates using
standard public key techniques (in signature mode), while the other
entity, typically a remote User, authenticates using challenge
response techniques. These authentication methods are used to
establish, at the end of Phase 1, an IKE SA which is unidirectionally
authenticated. To make this IKE bi-directionally authenticated, this
Phase 1 is immediately followed by an X-Auth Exchange [XAUTH]. The
X-Auth Exchange is used to authenticate the remote User. The use of
these authentication methods is referred to as Hybrid Authentication
mode.
This proposal is designed to provide a solution for environments
where a legacy authentication system exists, yet a full public key
infrastructure is not deployed.

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