A consortium blockchain fabric is provided as a Digital Network Architecture Center (DNAC) Application (APP) stack running in a Cloud Neutral Facility. This consortium blockchain fabric achieves two important functions: Verification of Internet of Things (IoT) Vendor Installed Identity and IoT Device Network Usage Profile.
Verification of IoT Vendor Installed Identity. IoT device vendors will be part of the IoT consortium that maintains the blockchain fabric. The manufacturer installed identity credentials of the devices are registered on the blockchain. This allows the enterprises to verify the manufacturer installed identity of the device at the time of onboarding.
IoT Device Network Usage Profile. These are the traffic flow characteristics of the IoT application. The IoT service provider is responsible for registering the network usage profile on the blockchain fabric. IoT service providers will be consortium members. In many cases, the IoT vendor and the IoT service provider will be the same entity.
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Pularikkal, Byju; Patil, Santosh; Anantha, Swami; and Chakraborty, Sourav, "BLOCKCHAIN BASED WI-FI ONBOARDING SIMPLIFICATION, IDENTITY MANAGEMENT AND DEVICE PROFILING FOR IOT DEVICES IN ENTERPRISE NETWORKS", Technical Disclosure Commons, (June 04, 2018)