Secure Messaging in XMPP
draft-thomson-xmpp-secure-00

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Abstract

The history of secure messaging in XMPP is spotty. The long-running de facto scheme, OTR, enjoys fairly wide implementation and use, but OTR suffers from some serious usability and security shortcomings that make it unsuitable as a basis for encryption. This document describes an architecture that provides end-to-end confidentiality and integrity for XMPP messaging. Solutions for both multi-user and one-to-one messaging are provided.

Authors

Martin Thomson (martin.thomson@gmail.com)
Adam Roach (adam@nostrum.com)

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