RFC 4178

The Simple and Protected Generic Security Service Application Program Interface (GSS-API) Negotiation Mechanism, October 2005

Canonical URL:
https://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc4178.txt
File formats:
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Status:
PROPOSED STANDARD
Obsoletes:
RFC 2478
Authors:
L. Zhu
P. Leach
K. Jaganathan
W. Ingersoll
Stream:
IETF
Source:
kitten (sec)

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DOI:  10.17487/RFC4178

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Abstract

This document specifies a negotiation mechanism for the Generic Security Service Application Program Interface (GSS-API), which is described in RFC 2743. GSS-API peers can use this negotiation mechanism to choose from a common set of security mechanisms. If per-message integrity services are available on the established mechanism context, then the negotiation is protected against an attacker that forces the selection of a mechanism not desired by the peers. This mechanism replaces RFC 2478 in order to fix defects in that specification and to describe how to inter-operate with implementations of that specification that are commonly deployed on the Internet. [STANDARDS-TRACK]


For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.


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