The Network Access Identifier
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From: The IESG <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: IETF-Announce <email@example.com> Cc: Internet Architecture Board <firstname.lastname@example.org>, RFC Editor <email@example.com>, radext mailing list <firstname.lastname@example.org>, radext chair <email@example.com> Subject: Protocol Action: 'The Network Access Identifier' to Proposed Standard The IESG has approved the following document: - 'The Network Access Identifier ' <draft-ietf-radext-rfc2486bis-07.txt> as a Proposed Standard This document is the product of the RADIUS EXTensions Working Group. The IESG contact persons are David Kessens and Dan Romascanu. A URL of this Internet-Draft is: http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-ietf-radext-rfc2486bis-07.txt
Technical Summary In order to provide roaming services, it is necessary to have a standardized method for identifying users. This document defines the syntax for the Network Access Identifier (NAI), the user identity submitted by the client during network authentication. "Roaming" may be loosely defined as the ability to use any one of multiple Internet Service Providers (ISPs), while maintaining a formal, customer-vendor relationship with only one. Examples of where roaming capabilities might be required include ISP "confederations" and ISP-provided corporate network access support. This document is a revised version of RFC 2486 which originally defined NAIs. Enhancements include international character set and privacy support, as well as a number of corrections to the original RFC. Working Group Summary This document is a product of the radext working group. Protocol Quality This document was reviewed for the IESG by David Kessens. RFC Editor Note Please correct ABNF error in section 2.1: s/label = let-dig * (ldh-str)/label = let-dig *(ldh-str)/ Fix: Remove the blank between "*" and "(ldh-str)".