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Generic Naming Attributes for the Generic Security Services Application Programming Interface (GSS-API)

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Author Nicolás Williams
Last updated 2014-02-14 (Latest revision 2013-08-13)
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This document specifies several useful generic naming attributes for use with the Generic Security Services Application Programming Interface (GSS-API) Naming Extensions specified in RFC6680. These attributes allow applications to extract discrete components of a GSS-API "mechanism name" (MN) object: issuer (e.g., realm name, domain name, certification authority name), service and host names (for host-based service names), user names, and others.


Nicolás Williams

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