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I-D ACTION:draft-ietf-sasl-rfc2222bis-02.txt



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This draft is a work item of the Simple Authentication and Security Layer Working Group of the IETF.

	Title		: Simple Authentication and Security Layer (SASL)
	Author(s)	: A. Melnikov
	Filename	: draft-ietf-sasl-rfc2222bis-02.txt
	Pages		: 18
	Date		: 2003-8-19
	
SASL provides a method for adding authentication support with an
optional security layer to connection-based protocols.  It also
describes a structure for authentication mechanisms.  The result is
an abstraction layer between protocols and authentication mechanisms
such that any SASL-compatible authentication mechanism can be used
with any SASL-compatible protocol.
This document describes how a SASL authentication mechanism is
structured, how a protocol adds support for SASL, defines the
protocol for carrying a security layer over a connection, and defines
the EXTERNAL SASL authentication mechanism.

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