[rfc-dist] RFC 4513 on Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP): Authentication Methods and Security Mechanisms

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        RFC 4513

        Title:      Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP): 
                    Authentication Methods and Security Mechanisms 
        Author:     R. Harrison, Ed.
        Status:     Standards Track
        Date:       June 2006
        Mailbox:    roger_harrison at novell.com
        Pages:      34
        Characters: 80546
        Obsoletes:  RFC2251, RFC2829, RFC2830

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-ldapbis-authmeth-19.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc4513.txt

This document describes authentication methods and security
mechanisms of the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP).
This document details establishment of Transport Layer Security
(TLS) using the StartTLS operation.

This document details the simple Bind authentication method
including anonymous, unauthenticated, and name/password mechanisms
and the Simple Authentication and Security Layer (SASL) Bind
authentication method including the EXTERNAL mechanism.

This document discusses various authentication and authorization
states through which a session to an LDAP server may pass and the
actions that trigger these state changes.

This document, together with other documents in the LDAP Technical
Specification (see Section 1 of the specification's road map),
obsoletes RFC 2251, RFC 2829, and RFC 2830.  [STANDARDS TRACK]

This document is a product of the LDAP (v3) Revision
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 
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