Techniques are described herein for extending Manufacturer Usage Descriptions (MUD) to onboard Internet of Things (IoT) applications on general purpose hardware in two ways that can work in tandem or separately. First, it allows an IoT application software package to securely present a MUD Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) at installation and/or first run, to the operating system on the local Personal Computer (PC), enabling the operating system to run the application in an appropriately restricted environment (e.g., a container, or Virtual Machine (VM) with its own Internet Protocol (IP) address). Second, it allows the network to then onboard the application in the restricted environment securely as a virtual IoT device on the network.
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Steck, Chris and Lear, Eliot, "MANUFACTURER USAGE DESCRIPTIONS AND POLICY FOR INTERNET OF THINGS APPLICATIONS ON NON-DEDICATED HARDWARE", Technical Disclosure Commons, (October 26, 2018)