[rfc-dist] RFC 4768 on Desired Enhancements to Generic Security Services Application Program Interface (GSS-API) Version 3 Naming

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        RFC 4768

        Title:      Desired Enhancements to Generic Security 
                    Services Application Program Interface (GSS-API) 
                    Version 3 Naming 
        Author:     S. Hartman
        Status:     Informational
        Date:       December 2006
        Mailbox:    hartmans-ietf at mit.edu
        Pages:      12
        Characters: 27205
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-kitten-gss-naming-05.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc4768.txt

The Generic Security Services API (GSS-API) provides a naming
architecture that supports name-based authorization.  GSS-API
authenticates two named parties to each other.  Names can be stored
on access control lists (ACLs) to make authorization decisions.  Advances 
in security mechanisms and the way implementers wish to use GSS-API
require this model to be extended for the next version of GSS-API.
As people move within an organization or change their names, the name
authenticated by GSS-API may change.  Using some sort of constant
identifier would make ACLs more stable.  Some
mechanisms, such as public-key mechanisms, do not have a single name
to be used across all environments.  Other mechanisms, such as
Kerberos, may include group membership or role information as part of
authentication.  This document motivates extensions to GSS-API naming
and describes the extensions under discussion.   This memo provides 
information for the Internet community.

This document is a product of the Kitten (GSS-API Next Generation)
Working Group of the IETF.


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