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ETSI TS 129 521 V15.4.0 (2019-10)
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION
5G;
5G System;
Binding Support Management Service;
Stage 3
(3GPP TS 29.521 version 15.4.0 Release 15)
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Contents

Intellectual Property Rights ................................................................................................................................ 2

Legal Notice ....................................................................................................................................................... 2

Modal verbs terminology .................................................................................................................................... 2

Foreword ............................................................................................................................................................. 5

1 Scope ........................................................................................................................................................ 6

2 References ................................................................................................................................................ 6

3 Definitions and abbreviations ................................................................................................................... 7

3.1 Definitions .......................................................................................................................................................... 7

3.2 Abbreviations ..................................................................................................................................................... 7

4 Binding Support Management Service ..................................................................................................... 7

4.1 Service Description ............................................................................................................................................ 7

4.1.1 Overview ...................................................................................................................................................... 7

4.1.2 Service Architecture ..................................................................................................................................... 7

4.1.3 Network Functions ........................................................................................................................................ 8

4.1.3.1 Binding Support Function (BSF) ............................................................................................................ 8

4.1.3.2 NF Service Consumers ............................................................................................................................ 8

4.2 Service Operations ............................................................................................................................................. 9

4.2.1 Introduction................................................................................................................................................... 9

4.2.2 Nbsf_Management_Register Service Operation ........................................................................................... 9

4.2.2.1 General .................................................................................................................................................... 9

4.2.2.2 Register a new PCF Session binding information ................................................................................... 9

4.2.3 Nbsf_Management_Deregister Service Operation ..................................................................................... 10

4.2.3.1 General .................................................................................................................................................. 10

4.2.3.2 Deregister an individual PCF Session binding information .................................................................. 11

4.2.4 Nbsf_Management_Discovery Service Operation ...................................................................................... 11

4.2.4.1 General .................................................................................................................................................. 11

4.2.4.2 Retrieve the PCF Session binding information for a given tuple .......................................................... 11

5 Nbsf_Management Service API ............................................................................................................. 12

5.1 Introduction ...................................................................................................................................................... 12

5.2 Usage of HTTP ................................................................................................................................................. 12

5.2.1 General ........................................................................................................................................................ 12

5.2.2 HTTP standard headers ............................................................................................................................... 12

5.2.2.1 General .................................................................................................................................................. 12

5.2.2.2 Content type .......................................................................................................................................... 13

5.2.3 HTTP custom headers ................................................................................................................................. 13

5.2.3.1 General .................................................................................................................................................. 13

5.3 Resources ......................................................................................................................................................... 13

5.3.1 Resource Structure ...................................................................................................................................... 13

5.3.2 Resource: PCF Session Bindings ................................................................................................................ 14

5.3.2.1 Description ............................................................................................................................................ 14

5.3.2.2 Resource definition ............................................................................................................................... 14

5.3.2.3 Resource Standard Methods .................................................................................................................. 14

5.3.2.3.1 POST ............................................................................................................................................... 14

5.3.2.3.2 GET ................................................................................................................................................. 15

5.3.3 Resource: Individual PCF Session Binding ................................................................................................ 15

5.4 Custom Operations without associated resources............................................................................................. 16

5.5 Notifications ..................................................................................................................................................... 16

5.6 Data Model ....................................................................................................................................................... 16

5.6.1 General ........................................................................................................................................................ 16

5.6.2 Structured data types ................................................................................................................................... 17

5.6.2.1 Introduction ........................................................................................................................................... 17

5.6.2.2 Type PcfBinding ................................................................................................................................... 18

5.6.3 Simple data types and enumerations ........................................................................................................... 18

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5.6.3.1 Introduction ........................................................................................................................................... 18

5.6.3.2 Simple data types .................................................................................................................................. 18

5.7 Error handling .................................................................................................................................................. 18

5.8 Feature negotiation ........................................................................................................................................... 19

5.9 Security ............................................................................................................................................................ 19

Annex A (normative): OpenAPI specification ................................................................................... 20

A.1 General ................................................................................................................................................... 20

A.2 Nbsf_Management API .......................................................................................................................... 20

Annex C (informative): Change history ............................................................................................... 25

History .............................................................................................................................................................. 26

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Foreword

This Technical Specification has been produced by the 3 Generation Partnership Project (3GPP).

The contents of the present document are subject to continuing work within the TSG and may change following formal

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1 Scope

The present specification provides the stage 3 definition of the Binding Support Management Service of the 5G System.

The 5G System Architecture is defined in 3GPP TS 23.501 [2]. The stage 2 definition and related procedures for

Binding Support Management Service is specified in 3GPP TS 23.502 [3] and 3GPP TS 23.503 [4].

The 5G System stage 3 call flows are provided in 3GPP TS 29.513 [5].

The Technical Realization of the Service Based Architecture and the Principles and Guidelines for Services Definition

are specified in 3GPP TS 29.500 [6] and 3GPP TS 29.501 [7].

The Binding Support Management Service is provided by the Binding Support Function (BSF).

2 References

The following documents contain provisions which, through reference in this text, constitute provisions of the present

document.

- References are either specific (identified by date of publication, edition number, version number, etc.) or

non-specific.
- For a specific reference, subsequent revisions do not apply.

- For a non-specific reference, the latest version applies. In the case of a reference to a 3GPP document (including

a GSM document), a non-specific reference implicitly refers to the latest version of that document in the same

Release as the present document.
[1] 3GPP TR 21.905: "Vocabulary for 3GPP Specifications".
[2] 3GPP TS 23.501: "System Architecture for the 5G System; Stage 2".
[3] 3GPP TS 23.502: "Procedures for the 5G System; Stage 2".

[4] 3GPP TS 23.503: "Policy and Charging Control Framework for the 5G System; Stage 2".

[5] 3GPP TS 29.513: "5G System; Policy and Charging Control signalling flows and QoS parameter

mapping; Stage 3".

[6] 3GPP TS 29.500: "5G System; Technical Realization of Service Based Architecture; Stage 3".

[7] 3GPP TS 29.501: "5G System; Principles and Guidelines for Services Definition; Stage 3".

[8] IETF RFC 7540: "Hypertext Transfer Protocol Version 2 (HTTP/2)".

[9] IETF RFC 8259: "The JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) Data Interchange Format".

[10] 3GPP TS 29.571: "5G System; Common Data Types for Service Based Interfaces Stage 3".

[11] OpenAPI: "OpenAPI 3.0.0 Specification", https://github.com/OAI/OpenAPI-
Specification/blob/master/versions/3.0.0.md.
[12] 3GPP TS 29.510: "5G System; Network Function Repository Services; Stage 3".
[13] IETF RFC 7807: "Problem Details for HTTP APIs".

[14] 3GPP TS 29.213: " Policy and Charging Control signalling flows and Quality of Service (QoS)

parameter mapping".
[15] 3GPP TS 33.501: "Security architecture and procedures for 5G system".
[16] IETF RFC 6749: "The OAuth 2.0 Authorization Framework".
[17] 3GPP TS 23.527: "5G System; Restoration Procedures".
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[18] 3GPP TR 21.900: "Technical Specification Group working methods".
3 Definitions and abbreviations
3.1 Definitions

For the purposes of the present document, the terms and definitions given in 3GPP TR 21.905 [1] and the following

apply. A term defined in the present document takes precedence over the definition of the same term, if any, in

3GPP TR 21.905 [1].
3.2 Abbreviations

For the purposes of the present document, the abbreviations given in 3GPP TR 21.905 [1] and the following apply. An

abbreviation defined in the present document takes precedence over the definition of the same abbreviation, if any, in

3GPP TR 21.905 [1].
AF Application Function
BSF Binding Support Function
DNN Data Network Name
DRA Diameter Routing Agent
HTTP Hypertext Transfer Protocol
FQDN Fully Qualified Domain Name
GPSI Generic Public Subscription Identifier
JSON JavaScript Object Notation HTTP Hypertext Transfer Protocol
MAC Media Access Control
NEF Network Exposure Function
NRF Network Repository Function
PCF Policy Control Function
SMF Session Management Function
S-NSSAI Single Network Slice Selection Assistance Information
SUPI Subscription Permanent Identifier
UDR Unified Data Repository
4 Binding Support Management Service
4.1 Service Description
4.1.1 Overview

The Binding Support Management Service as defined in 3GPP TS 23.502 [3] and 3GPP TS 23.503 [4], is provided by

the Binding Support Function (BSF).

The Nbsf_Management service is used for the BSF to provide a PDU session binding functionality, which ensures that

an AF request for a certain PDU Session reaches the relevant PCF holding the PDU Session information.

This service:

- allows NF service consumers to register, update and remove the binding information; and

- allows NF service consumers to retrieve the binding information.
4.1.2 Service Architecture

The 5G System Architecture is defined in 3GPP TS 23.501 [2]. The Policy and Charging related 5G architecture is also

described in 3GPP TS 23.503 [4] and 3GPP TS 29.513 [5].
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The Binding Support Management Service (Nbsf_Management) is exhibited by the Binding Support Function (BSF).

Known consumers of the Nbsf_management service are:
- Policy Control Function (PCF)
- Network Exposure Function (NEF)
- Application Function (AF)

As described in 3GPP TS 23.503 [4], the BSF is a function that can be deployed standalone or can be the functionality

provided by other network functions, such as PCF, UDR, NRF, SMF.

NOTE: The PCF accesses the Nbsf_management service at the BSF via an internal interface when it is collocated

with BSF.
BSF
Nbsf
Nbsf_management service
PCF NEF AF

Figure 4.1.2-1: Reference Architecture for the Nbsf_management service; SBI representation

4.1.3 Network Functions
4.1.3.1 Binding Support Function (BSF)
The BSF:
- stores the binding information for a certain PDU Session; and

- discovers the binding information (e.g. the address information of the selected PCF).

The BSF allows NF service consumers (e.g.PCF) to register, update and remove the binding information, and allows NF

service consumers (e.g. AF, NEF) to discover the binding information (e.g the address information of the selected

PCF).

The BSF can be deployed standalone or can be collocated with other network functions, such as PCF, UDR, NRF

andSMF.
4.1.3.2 NF Service Consumers
The Policy Control Function (PCF):

- registers the binding information in the BSF for a UE when an IPv4 address and/or IPv6 prefix is allocated, or a

MAC address is used for the PDU session; and,

- removes the binding information in the BSF when an IPv4 address and/or IPv6 prefix is released, or a MAC

address is not used for the PDU Session.
The Network Exposure Function (NEF):

- provides a means for the Application Functions to securely interact with the Policy framework for policy control

to 3GPP network. During the procedure, it needs to discover the selected PCF by using the

Nbsf_Management_Discovery service operation.
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The Application Function (AF):

- discover the selected PCF by using the Nbsf_Management_Discovery service operation when it is allowed to

interact directly with the policy framework for policy control.
4.2 Service Operations
4.2.1 Introduction
Table 4.2.1-1: Operations of the Nbsf_Management Service
Service operation name Description Initiated by

Nbsf_Management_Register This service operation is used to register the binding NF service consumer

information for a UE when an IPv4 address and/or an (PCF)
IPv6 prefix is allocated for an IP PDU Session or a MAC
address is used for an Ethernet PDU session.

Nbsf_Management_Deregister This service operation is used to deregister the binding NF service consumer

information for a UE when the PDU Session is released. (PCF)

Nbsf_Management_Discovery This service operation is used by an NEF or AF to NF service consumer

discover a selected PCF . (NEF, AF)
4.2.2 Nbsf_Management_Register Service Operation
4.2.2.1 General

This service operation allows the NF service consumer (e.g. PCF) to register the session binding information for a UE

in the BSF by providing the user identity, the DNN, the UE address(es) and the selected PCF address for a certain PDU

Session to the BSF, and BSF stores the information.

If the NF service consumer (e.g. PCF) receives a new UE address (e.g. IPv6 prefix) and already registered session

binding information for this PDU session, the NF service consumer (e.g. PCF) shall register a new session binding

information in the BSF.

NOTE: For a PDU session, the PCF can receive a new UE address by Npcf_SMPolicyControl_Update service

operation.
4.2.2.2 Register a new PCF Session binding information
NF Service
BSF
Consumer
1. POST .../pcfBindings
2. 201 Created

Figure 4.2.2.2-1: NF service consumer register a new PCF Session binding information

The NF service consumer shall invoke the Nbsf_Management_Register service operation to register the session binding

information for a UE in the BSF. The NF service consumer shall send an HTTP POST request with "{apiRoot}/nbsf-

management/v1/pcfBindings" as Resource URI representing the "PCF Session Bindings", as shown in figure 4.2.2.2-1,

step 1, to create a binding information for an "Individual PCF Session Binding" according to the information (e.g. UE

address(es), SUPI, GPSI, DNN, S-NSSAI) in message body. The PcfBinding data structure provided in the request

body shall include:
- address information of the served UE consisting of:
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(i) either IP address information consisting of:
+ the IPv4 address encoded as "ipv4Addr" attribute; and/or
+ the IPv6 address prefix encoded as "ipv6Prefix" attribute; or
(ii) the MAC address encoded as "macAddr48" attribute; and
- PCF address information consisting of:
(i) if the PCF supports the Npcf_PolicyAuthorization service:
+ the FQDN of the PCF encoded as "pcfFqdn" attribute; and/or

+ a description of IP endpoints at the PCF hosting the Npcf_PolicyAuthorization service encoded as

"pcfIpEndPoints" attribute; and
(ii) if the PCF supports the Rx interface,
+ the Diameter host id of the PCF encoded as "pcfDiamHost"; and
+ the Diameter realm of the PCF and "pcfDiamRealm" attributes;
- DNN encoded as "dnn" attribute; and
- S-NSSAI encoded as "snssai" attribute;
and may include:
- SUPI encoded as "supi" attribute;
- GPSI encoded as "gpsi" attribute;
- IPv4 address domain encoded as "ipDomain" attribute.

Upon the reception of an HTTP POST request with: "{apiRoot}/nbsf-management/v1/pcfBindings" as Resource URI

and PcfBinding data structure as request body, the BSF shall:
- create new binding information;
- assign a bindingId; and
- store the binding information.

The PCF as NF service consumer may provide PCF Id in "pcfId" attribute and recovery timestamp in "recoveryTime"

attribute. The BSF may use the "pcfId" attribute to supervise the status of the PCF as described in subclause 5.2 of

3GPP TS 29.510 [12] and perform necessary cleanup upon status change of the PCF later, and/or both the "pcfId"

attribute and the "recoveryTime" attribute in cleanup procedure as described in subclause 6.4 of 3GPP TS 23.527 [17].

If the BSF created an "Individual PCF Session Binding" resource, the BSF shall respond with "201 Created" with the

message body containing a representation of the created binding information, as shown in figure 4.2.2.2.2-1, step 2. The

BSF shall include a Location HTTP header field. The Location header field shall contain the URI of the created binding

information i.e. "{apiRoot}/nbsf-management/v1/pcfBindings/{bindingId}".
4.2.3 Nbsf_Management_Deregister Service Operation
4.2.3.1 General

This service operation allows the service consumer to remove the session binding information for a UE in the BSF. It is

executed by deleting a given resource identified by an "Individual PCF Session Binding" resource identifier. The

operation is invoked by issuing an HTTP DELETE request on the URI representing the specific session binding

information.
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4.2.3.2 Deregister an individual PCF Session binding information
NF service
BSF
consumer
1. DELETE …/pcfBindings/{bindingId}
2. 204 No Content
Figure 4.2.3.2-1: Session Binding Information Deregistration

The NF service consumer shall invoke the Nbsf_Management_DeRegister service operation to deregister the session

binding information for a UE in the BSF. The NF service consumer shall send an HTTP DELETE request with

"{apiRoot}/nbsf-management/v1/pcfBindings/{bindingId}" as Resource URI, where "{bindingId}" is the "Individual

PCF Session Binding" resource identifier that is to be deleted.

Upon the the reception of an HTTP DELETE request with: "{apiRoot}/nbsf-management/v1/pcfBindings/{bindingId}"

as Resource URI, the BSF shall:
- remove the corresponding binding information.

If the HTTP DELETE request message from the NF service consumer is accepted, the BSF shall respond with "204 No

Content". If the Individual PCF Session Binding resource does not exist, the BSF shall respond with "404 Not Found".

4.2.4 Nbsf_Management_Discovery Service Operation
4.2.4.1 General

This service operation allows the service consumer to use the HTTP GET method to obtain the address information of

the selected PCF.
4.2.4.2 Retrieve the PCF Session binding information for a given tuple
NF service
BSF
consumer
1. GET …/pcfBind
...

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