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Work item: X.1034
Status: Approved on 2011-02-13 
Approval process: AAP
Type of work item: Recommendation
Version: Rev.
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Liaison: IETF
Subject/title: Guideline on extensible authentication protocol based authentication and key management in a data communication network
Summary: The extensible authentication protocol (EAP) is an authentication framework that supports multiple authentication mechanisms between a supplicant and an authentication server in a data communication network. EAP can be used as a basic tool for enabling user authentication and distribution of session keys in a data communication network. Since there are several EAP methods, the application designer should select the optimal EAP method among them. This revision to Recommendation ITU-T X.1034 describes a framework for EAP-based authentication and key management for securing the lower layer in a communication network. It provides guidance on the selection of EAP methods and describes the mechanism for key management for the lower layer of a data communication network. The framework described in this recommendation can be applied to protect data communication networks with either wireless access network or wired access network with a shared medium.
Comment: This work was initiated as amendment to X.1034 (X.akm-amd)
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Last update: 2011-11-24 14:37:37