The PLAIN Simple Authentication and Security Layer (SASL) Mechanism, August 2006
- Canonical URL:
- File formats:
- PROPOSED STANDARD
- RFC 2595
- K. Zeilenga, Ed.
- sasl (sec)
Discuss this RFC: Send questions or comments to firstname.lastname@example.org
This document defines a simple clear-text user/password Simple Authentication and Security Layer (SASL) mechanism called the PLAIN mechanism. The PLAIN mechanism is intended to be used, in combination with data confidentiality services provided by a lower layer, in protocols that lack a simple password authentication command. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.
For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.