Generic Security Service API Version 2: Java Bindings Update
RFC 8353

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Obsoletes RFC 5653
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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                       M. Upadhyay
Request for Comments: 8353                                        Google
Obsoletes: 5653                                               S. Malkani
Category: Standards Track                                  ActivIdentity
ISSN: 2070-1721                                                  W. Wang
                                                                  Oracle
                                                                May 2018

      Generic Security Service API Version 2: Java Bindings Update

Abstract

   The Generic Security Services Application Programming Interface
   (GSS-API) offers application programmers uniform access to security
   services atop a variety of underlying cryptographic mechanisms.  This
   document updates the Java bindings for the GSS-API that are specified
   in "Generic Security Service API Version 2: Java Bindings Update"
   (RFC 5653).  This document obsoletes RFC 5653 by adding a new output
   token field to the GSSException class so that when the initSecContext
   or acceptSecContext methods of the GSSContext class fail, it has a
   chance to emit an error token that can be sent to the peer for
   debugging or informational purpose.  The stream-based GSSContext
   methods are also removed in this version.

   The GSS-API is described at a language-independent conceptual level
   in "Generic Security Service Application Program Interface Version 2,
   Update 1" (RFC 2743).  The GSS-API allows a caller application to
   authenticate a principal identity, to delegate rights to a peer, and
   to apply security services such as confidentiality and integrity on a
   per-message basis.  Examples of security mechanisms defined for
   GSS-API are "The Simple Public-Key GSS-API Mechanism (SPKM)"
   (RFC 2025) and "The Kerberos Version 5 Generic Security Service
   Application Program Interface (GSS-API) Mechanism: Version 2"
   (RFC 4121).

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Status of This Memo

   This is an Internet Standards Track document.

   This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force
   (IETF).  It represents the consensus of the IETF community.  It has
   received public review and has been approved for publication by the
   Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG).  Further information on
   Internet Standards is available in Section 2 of RFC 7841.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,
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   https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc8353.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   2.  Notational Conventions  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
   3.  GSS-API Operational Paradigm  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
   4.  Additional Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     4.1.  Delegation  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     4.2.  Mutual Authentication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
     4.3.  Replay and Out-of-Sequence Detection  . . . . . . . . . .  11
     4.4.  Anonymous Authentication  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
     4.5.  Integrity and Confidentiality . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
     4.6.  Inter-process Context Transfer  . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
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