Secure Password Ciphersuites for Transport Layer Security (TLS)

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (tls WG)
Authors Dan Harkins  , Dave Halasz 
Last updated 2016-06-22 (latest revision 2016-02-25)
Replaces draft-harkins-tls-pwd
Replaced by RFC 8492
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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.


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