The PLAIN Simple Authentication and Security Layer (SASL) Mechanism, August 2006
- File formats:
- PROPOSED STANDARD
- RFC 2595
- Updated by:
- RFC 8996
- K. Zeilenga, Ed.
- sasl (sec)
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This document defines a simple clear-text user/password Simple Authentication and Security Layer (SASL) mechanism called the PLAIN mechanism. The PLAIN mechanism is intended to be used, in combination with data confidentiality services provided by a lower layer, in protocols that lack a simple password authentication command. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.
For the definition of Stream, see RFC 8729.