APPLICATION CENTRIC GROUPING USING AUTHENTICATION AND KEY MANAGEMENT FOR APPLICATIONS (AKMA) TECHNIQUES
The 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) Authentication and Key Management for Applications (AKMA) mechanism leverages an operator’s authentication infrastructure to secure the communication between a User Equipment (UE) and an Application Function (AF). Techniques are presented herein that support establishing a grouping mechanism on top of the AKMA layer to efficiently group the applications and the AFs, using a limited set of keys, to simplify various use cases. The use of the techniques presented herein offers a number of optimizations and benefits, including when an AF needs to send a dynamic update to all the UEs that are managing specific applications, this can be efficiently done with a single group key; a UE need maintain only a single key to manage multiple applications from a same vendor; a grouping can be supported for a specific set of UEs, a specific region, or a specific time; etc.
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V, Rajesh I. and R, Ram Mohan, "APPLICATION CENTRIC GROUPING USING AUTHENTICATION AND KEY MANAGEMENT FOR APPLICATIONS (AKMA) TECHNIQUES", Technical Disclosure Commons, (March 14, 2022)