RFC 4616

The PLAIN Simple Authentication and Security Layer (SASL) Mechanism, August 2006

Canonical URL:
https://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc4616.txt
File formats:
Plain TextPDF
Status:
PROPOSED STANDARD
Updates:
RFC 2595
Author:
K. Zeilenga, Ed.
Stream:
IETF
Source:
sasl (sec)

Cite this RFC: TXT  |  XML

DOI:  10.17487/RFC4616

Discuss this RFC: Send questions or comments to kitten@ietf.org

Other actions: View Errata  |  Submit Errata  |  Find IPR Disclosures from the IETF


Abstract

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.


Download PDF Reader