RFC 5034

The Post Office Protocol (POP3) Simple Authentication and Security Layer (SASL) Authentication Mechanism, July 2007

Canonical URL:
https://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc5034.txt
File formats:
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Status:
PROPOSED STANDARD
Obsoletes:
RFC 1734
Updates:
RFC 2449
Authors:
R. Siemborski
A. Menon-Sen
Stream:
IETF
Source:
NON WORKING GROUP

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DOI:  10.17487/RFC5034

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Abstract

This document defines a profile of the Simple Authentication and Security Layer (SASL) for the Post Office Protocol (POP3). This extension allows a POP3 client to indicate an authentication mechanism to the server, perform an authentication protocol exchange, and optionally negotiate a security layer for subsequent protocol interactions during this session. This document seeks to consolidate the information related to POP3 AUTH into a single document. To this end, this document obsoletes and replaces RFC 1734, and updates the information contained in Section 6.3 of RFC 2449. [STANDARDS-TRACK]


For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.


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