The Password Authentication Protocol is a part of the IETF protocol suite for exchanging passwords. As PAP sends the unencrypted user password to a central server to be authenticated, it offers little protection.
One of two authentication protocols (PAP and CHAP) used by OpenROUTE Networks routers. PAP requires a password from a connecting router before the local router can receive data from that router. If the password is accepted, communication between the the local router and the connecting router continues; if the password is not accepted, the communication line is closed.
A security protocol that uses a two-way handshake for the peer to establish its identity.
a simple LCP authentication protocol that sends an identifying name and an associated password. PAP runs after LCP negotitation is complete but before any NCPs are started.
A simple password protocol that transmits a user name and password across the network, unencrypted, abbreviated as PAP.
The most basic access control protocol for logging onto a network. A table of usernames and passwords is stored on a server. When users log on, their usernames and passwords are sent to the server for verification. Contrast with CHAP, which encrypts the username and password before transmitting it.
A protocol used for identifying and authenticating a user and his or her password.
A protocol used by many ISPs to authenticate their clients. In this scheme, the client (you) sends an identifier/password pair to the server, but none of the information is encrypted. See CHAP for the description of a more secure system. See Also CHAP. PCI
One of the many authentication methods that can be used when connecting to an ISP. PAP allows you to login automatically, without having to use a terminal window to type in your username and password. One warning about PAP: passwords are sent over the connection in text format, which means there is no protection if someone is "listening-in" on your connection.
A widely used method to log on to an ISP without using a terminal window.
A protocol used by many ISP s to authenticate their clients. In this s cheme, the client (you) sends an identifier/password pair to the server, which is not encrypted. See Also: CHAP. PCI
The most basic form of authentication, in which a user's name and password are transmitted over a network and compared to a table of name-password pairs. Typically, the passwords stored in the table are encrypted.
An authentication protocol that allows PPP peers to authenticate one another. The remote router attempting to connect to the local router is required to send an authentication request. Unlike CHAP, PAP passes the password and host name or username in the clear (unencrypted). PAP determines whether a password is valid.
A simple, plaintext authentication scheme for authenticating PPP connections. The user name and password are requested by the remote access server and returned by the remote access client in plaintext. See also: Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP); remote access; password
Password Authentication Protocol consists of a table of user names and passwords and is the most basic authentication mechanism. Users log in by sending their user name and password unencrypted and unsecurely. Contrast to CHAP
Password Authentication Protocol, sometimes abbreviated PAP, is a simple authentication protocol used to authenticate a user to a remote access server or Internet service provider(ISP). PAP is undersused by Point to Point Protocol (PPP) Authentication is a process of validating a user, accessing the resources. Almost all Network operating system remote servers support PAP.