Documentation on onboarding

asked 2014-06-11 04:33:40 -0700

leodor gravatar image

Are the onboarding protocols documented anywhere?

I've seen the whitepaper describing it from the development perspective, but how about a functional description?

I am interested in the security aspects of the onboarding process.

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answered 2014-06-12 13:04:33 -0700

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The AllJoyn Onboarding interface can be found here. This is the document that provides more details on how the Onboarding service function.s The interface used for the Onboarding serivce is a secure interface, so the payload in the method calls are encrypted. AllJoyn handles the encryption and key exchange, a developer implements the model of authentication to be used: pin/passcode, username/password, certificate.

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Thanks, that specification clarifies a lot. Is the passphrase encrypted in any way as it passes between the onboarder and the onboardee, or does AllJoyn rely on the SoftAP's own security? I would appreciate if you could you point me to documentation on secure interfaces as well.

leodor ( 2014-06-16 06:20:54 -0700 )edit

AllJoyn has its own encryption built into the Software Framework. A message payload is encrypted when communicating with a Secure Interface and only the application end points have the keys to decrypt the contents. We do not have a document on security at this time. The source code is available(https://git.allseenalliance.org/cgit/core/alljoyn.git/tree/) and you are welcome to look through the code itself. The SASL framework is first used to negotiate a handshake and then AES128 bit encryption is used at this time. There is a discussion through the AllSeen Alliance for changes/improvements to security. I would recommend you look at signing up to the AllSeen Alliance to help contribute and evolve the project if you are interested in security.

bspencer ( 2014-06-16 19:38:47 -0700 )edit

I am interested in participating. Can you suggest specific mailing lists to join for the discussion on security?

leodor ( 2014-06-17 01:50:54 -0700 )edit

Start with the discussion list: https://lists.allseenalliance.org/mailman/listinfo/allseen-discuss .

bspencer ( 2014-06-20 11:54:11 -0700 )edit

Please, don't forget mark this as answered if you are satisfied with the response.

bspencer ( 2014-06-20 11:55:21 -0700 )edit
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