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Secure Password Ciphersuites for Transport Layer Security (TLS)

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (individual)
Authors Dan Harkins , Dave Halasz
Last updated 2013-03-11 (Latest revision 2012-09-07)
Replaced by draft-ietf-tls-pwd
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This memo defines several new ciphersuites for the Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol to support certificate-less, secure authentication using only a simple, low-entropy, password. The ciphersuites are all based on an authentication and key exchange protocol that is resistant to off-line dictionary attack.


Dan Harkins
Dave Halasz

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