Multimedia Internet KEYing (MIKEY)

MIKEY is a key management scheme used with SIP/SDP and H.323/H.235.


MIKEY was made an RFC in August 2004, and was updated with two new modes in September 2006 and November 2006.

Protocol dependencies

Example traffic

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The MIKEY dissector is partially functional. There are currently no support for CHASH and ERR payloads, and no support for authentication and decryption.

Preference Settings

Example capture file

Capture file containing two MIKEY messages: Pre-shared and PSK ver msg. Pre-shared key is "secret".

Display Filter

A complete list of MIKEY display filter fields can be found in the display filter reference

Show only the MIKEY based traffic:


Capture Filter

You cannot directly filter MIKEY protocols while capturing.

External links

RFC 4738 MIKEY-RSA-R: An Additional Mode of Key Distribution in Multimedia Internet KEYing (MIKEY).

http://www.minisip.org/publications.html Secure VoIP publications from KTH, Stockholm.


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