In order to prevent the impersonation of telephone numbers on the
Internet, some kind of credential system needs to exist that
cryptographically asserts authority over telephone numbers. This
document describes the use of certificates in establishing authority
over telephone numbers, as a component of a broader architecture for
managing telephone numbers as identities in protocols like SIP.
Working Group Summary
This document has undergone heavy review. Interoperability testing at the SIPit
in September identified issues leading to the introduction of the JWT Claim
Constraints, shifting where LOA assertions are made.
The document suite has been through three working group last calls, the third
of which was abbreviated to one week. The first last call stimulated
significant discussion, some of which was heated.
This document is a component of a toolset for combating robocalling. In the
US, the FCC is applying significant pressure to the industry to deter
robocalling (with deadlines in the last part of 2016). An industry-led strike
force is moving towards deployment of a solution that uses that toolset. The
ATIS/SIP Forum IPNNI Task Force's SHAKEN solution relies on the toolset defined
by STIR and profiles it for deployment in the North American market.
The document shepherd is Robert Sparks. The responsible AD is Adam Roach.
RFC Editor Note
This document contains several IANA-registered values in formal ASN.1
definitions. The definitions speculatively assumed values prior to official
assignment, and two of these presumed values have subsequently been assigned.
As a consequence, the final published ASN.1 syntax will need to be modified to
match actually assigned values. The areas to take note of are listed below.