Addition of Shared Key Authentication to Transport Layer Security (TLS)

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (tls WG)
Author Daniel Simon 
Last updated 1996-11-22
Stream Internent Engineering Task Force (IETF)
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This document presents a shared-key authentication mechanism for the TLS protocol. It is intended to allow TLS clients to authenticate using a secret key (such as a password) shared with either the server or a third-party authentication service. The security of the secret authentication key is augmented by its integration into the normal SSL/TLS server authentication/key exchange mechanism.


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