NRF bootstrap missing?


I just started some tests to check if the external (commercial) CHF can be integrated with Free5gc and I found an issue with the NRF registration.

According to 3GPP TS 29.510 Rel 18, NRF should provide Bootstrap Service (as described in “5.5 Nnrf_Bootstrapping Service”).

Unfortunately, when my CHF tries to bootstrap, it gets “404 page not found” response.

Looking into tcpdumps, I also do not see any other bootstrap messages from other Free5gc components. They all start NRF registration directly from PUT request.

Do I understand correctly that bootstraping is not supported by Free5gc NRF? If so, are there any plans to implement it?

Kind Regards,


free5GC is based on R15, which NRF doesn’t have bootstrap.
However, we are working on upgrading free5GC to R17, and there will be a bootstrap service.
You can see our schedule and roadmap on the official website:

Ok, thanks for info. Good to know that R17 is under development :slight_smile: