[rfc-dist] RFC 5878 on Transport Layer Security (TLS) Authorization Extensions

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        RFC 5878

        Title:      Transport Layer Security (TLS) Authorization 
        Author:     M. Brown, R. Housley
        Status:     Experimental
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       May 2010
        Mailbox:    mark at redphonesecurity.com, 
                    housley at vigilsec.com
        Pages:      19
        Characters: 44594
        Updates:    RFC5246

        I-D Tag:    draft-housley-tls-authz-extns-09.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc5878.txt

This document specifies authorization extensions to the Transport
Layer Security (TLS) Handshake Protocol.  Extensions are carried in the
client and server hello messages to confirm that both parties support
the desired authorization data types.  Then, if supported by both the
client and the server, authorization information, such as attribute
certificates (ACs) or Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) 
assertions, is exchanged in the supplemental data handshake message.
This document defines an Experimental Protocol for the Internet

EXPERIMENTAL: This memo defines an Experimental Protocol for the
Internet community.  It does not specify an Internet standard of any
kind. Discussion and suggestions for improvement are requested.
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