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Using Digest Authentication as a SASL Mechanism

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (sasl WG)
Expired & archived
Author Alexey Melnikov
Last updated 2007-03-05
Replaces draft-melnikov-rfc2831bis
RFC stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
Intended RFC status (None)
Additional resources Mailing list discussion
Stream WG state WG Document
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IESG IESG state Expired
Consensus boilerplate Unknown
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This specification defines how HTTP Digest Authentication (RFC 2617) can be used as a Simple Authentication and Security Layer (SASL, RFC 4422) mechanism for any protocol that has a SASL profile. It is intended both as an improvement over CRAM-MD5 (RFC 2195) and as a convenient way to support a single authentication mechanism for web, mail, LDAP, and other protocols.


Alexey Melnikov

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