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	Title		: The SPEKE Password-Based Key Agreement Methods
	Author(s)	: D. Jablon
	Filename	: draft-jablon-speke-01.txt
	Pages		: 25
	Date		: 16-Apr-02
	
This document describes SPEKE, B-SPEKE, and SRP-4, three methods for
password-based key agreement and authentication.  In the same class
of techniques as SRP-3 [RFC 2945], these methods provide a zero-
knowledge proof of a password and authenticate session keys over an
unprotected channel, with minimal dependency on infrastructure and
proper user behavior.  These methods are compatible with IEEE 1363
and ANSI X9 standards, and are closely aligned with RFC 2945 from an
application perspective.  They use different techniques than earlier
patented alternatives, and provide an expanded set of choices for
convenient and secure personal authentication over the Internet.

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