[rfc-dist] RFC 4768 on Desired Enhancements to Generic Security Services Application Program Interface (GSS-API) Version 3 Naming
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Title: Desired Enhancements to Generic Security
Services Application Program Interface (GSS-API)
Version 3 Naming
Author: S. Hartman
Date: December 2006
Mailbox: hartmans-ietf at mit.edu
I-D Tag: draft-ietf-kitten-gss-naming-05.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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