Extended Generic Security Service APIs: XGSS-APIs Access control and delegation extensions
draft-ietf-cat-xgssapi-acc-cntrl-03

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (cat WG)
Authors Denis Pinkas  , Tom Parker 
Last updated 1998-11-09
Stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
Intended RFC status (None)
Formats
Expired & archived
plain text pdf htmlized bibtex
Stream WG state WG Document
Document shepherd No shepherd assigned
IESG IESG state Expired
Consensus Boilerplate Unknown
Telechat date
Responsible AD (None)
Send notices to (None)

This Internet-Draft is no longer active. A copy of the expired Internet-Draft can be found at
https://www.ietf.org/archive/id/draft-ietf-cat-xgssapi-acc-cntrl-03.txt

Abstract

The Generic Security Service Application Program Interface (GSS- API), as defined in RFC-1508, provides security services to callers in a generic fashion, supportable with a range of underlying mechanisms and technologies and hence allowing source-level portability of applications to different environments. It defines GSS-API services and primitives at a level independent of underlying mechanism and programming language environment. The GSSAPI allows a caller application to authenticate a principal identity associated with a peer application, to delegate rights to a peer, and to apply security services such as confidentiality and integrity on a per-message basis. The primitives of the GSS-API do not currently allow support of security attributes other than a single identity and do not allow fine control of delegation. The additional primitives described in this document provide support for: * the exchange of a variety of security attributes, and the construction of authorization functions using these attributes, including delegated ones, (attribute handling support functions), * fine control over delegation by allowing specification of the delegation method, the acceptor(s) of a security context, their type and the restrictions that may apply (acceptor control and support functions).

Authors

Denis Pinkas (Denis.Pinkas@bull.net)
Tom Parker (t.a.parker@win0199.wins.icl.co.uk)

(Note: The e-mail addresses provided for the authors of this Internet-Draft may no longer be valid.)