[rfc-dist] RFC 4422 on Simple Authentication and Security Layer (SASL)
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Title: Simple Authentication and Security Layer
Author: A. Melnikov, Ed.,
K. Zeilenga, Ed.
Status: Standards Track
Date: June 2006
Mailbox: Alexey.Melnikov at isode.com,
Kurt at OpenLDAP.org
I-D Tag: draft-ietf-sasl-rfc2222bis-15.txt
The Simple Authentication and Security Layer (SASL) is a framework for
providing authentication and data security services in
connection-oriented protocols via replaceable mechanisms. It provides
a structured interface between protocols and mechanisms. The
resulting framework allows new protocols to reuse existing mechanisms
and allows old protocols to make use of new mechanisms. The framework
also provides a protocol for securing subsequent protocol exchanges
within a data security layer.
This document describes how a SASL mechanism is structured, describes
how protocols include support for SASL, and defines the protocol for
carrying a data security layer over a connection. In addition, this
document defines one SASL mechanism, the EXTERNAL mechanism.
This document obsoletes RFC 2222. [STANDARDS TRACK]
This document is a product of the Simple Authentication and Security Layer
Working Group of the IETF.
This is now a Proposed Standard Protocol.
STANDARDS TRACK: This document specifies an Internet standards track
protocol for the Internet community,and requests discussion and
suggestions for improvements.Please refer to the current edition of the
Internet Official Protocol Standards (STD 1) for the standardization
state and status of this protocol. Distribution of this memo is
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