[rfc-dist] RFC 4556 on Public Key Cryptography for Initial Authentication in Kerberos (PKINIT)

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        RFC 4556

        Title:      Public Key Cryptography for Initial 
                    Authentication in Kerberos (PKINIT) 
        Author:     L. Zhu, B. Tung
        Status:     Standards Track
        Date:       June 2006
        Mailbox:    lzhu at microsoft.com, 
                    brian at aero.org
        Pages:      42
        Characters: 100339
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-cat-kerberos-pk-init-34.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc4556.txt

This document describes protocol extensions (hereafter called PKINIT)
to the Kerberos protocol specification.  These extensions provide a
method for integrating public key cryptography into the initial
authentication exchange, by using asymmetric-key signature and/or
encryption algorithms in pre-authentication data fields.  [STANDARDS 

This document is a product of the Kerberos WG
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 
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