Extensible mechanism for authenticating clients and servers. Also allows for the negotiation of session encryption. Defined in RFC 2222.
A method for adding authentication support to connection-based protocols. To use this specification, a protocol includes a command for identifying and authenticating a user to a server and for optionally negotiating a security layer for subsequent protocol interactions. The command has a required argument identifying a SASL mechanism.
An overview of the SASL protocol framework, which provides the means to use authentication mechanisms other than simple authentication and SSL over connection-based protocols.
An open framework, described in Request for Comments (RFC) 2222, for adding authentication support to connection-based protocols. See also: authentication
Simple Authentication and Security Layer (SASL) is a framework for authentication and data security in Internet protocols. It decouples authentication mechanisms from application protocols, in theory allowing any authentication mechanism supported by SASL to be used in any application protocol that uses SASL. Authentication mechanisms can also support proxy authorization, a facility allowing one user to assume the identity of another.