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RFC 6124

"An EAP Authentication Method Based on the Encrypted Key Exchange (EKE) Protocol", February 2011

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Status:
INFORMATIONAL
Authors:
Y. Sheffer
G. Zorn
H. Tschofenig
S. Fluhrer
Stream:
IETF
Source:
NON WORKING GROUP

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Abstract

The Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) describes a framework that allows the use of multiple authentication mechanisms. This document defines an authentication mechanism for EAP called EAP-EKE, based on the Encrypted Key Exchange (EKE) protocol. This method provides mutual authentication through the use of a short, easy to remember password. Compared with other common authentication methods, EAP-EKE is not susceptible to dictionary attacks. Neither does it require the availability of public-key certificates. This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is published for informational purposes.


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