The Hash Exchange Authentication SASL Mechanism

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Authors Dave Cridland  , Alexey Melnikov 
Last updated 2007-02-28
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This memo defines and discusses a SASL mechanism that is based on the exchange of hashes. It does not require the storage of a plaintext equivalent on the server, is simple to implement, and provides a reasonable level of security.


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