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Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) (RFC3748)

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Original Publication Date: 2004-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Jun-18

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

B. Aboba: AUTHOR [+6]

Abstract

This document defines the Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP), an authentication framework which supports multiple authentication methods. EAP typically runs directly over data link layers such as Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) or IEEE 802, without requiring IP. EAP provides its own support for duplicate elimination and retransmission, but is reliant on lower layer ordering guarantees. Fragmentation is not supported within EAP itself; however, individual EAP methods may support this.

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Network Working Group                                           B. Aboba

Request for Comments: 3748                                     Microsoft

Obsoletes: 2284                                                 L. Blunk

Category: Standards Track                             Merit Network, Inc

                                                           J. Vollbrecht

                                               Vollbrecht Consulting LLC

                                                              J. Carlson

                                                                     Sun

                                                       H. Levkowetz, Ed.

                                                             ipUnplugged

                                                               June 2004

                Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP)

Status of this Memo

   This document specifies an Internet standards track protocol for the

   Internet community, and requests discussion and suggestions for

   improvements.  Please refer to the current edition of the "Internet

   Official Protocol Standards" (STD 1) for the standardization state

   and status of this protocol.  Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

   Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2004).

Abstract

   This document defines the Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP),

   an authentication framework which supports multiple authentication

   methods.  EAP typically runs directly over data link layers such as

   Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) or IEEE 802, without requiring IP.  EAP

   provides its own support for duplicate elimination and

   retransmission, but is reliant on lower layer ordering guarantees.

   Fragmentation is not supported within EAP itself; however, individual

   EAP methods may support this.

   This document obsoletes RFC 2284.  A summary of the changes between

   this document and RFC 2284 is available in Appendix A.

Aboba, et al.               Standards Track                     [Page 1]

RFC 3748                          EAP                          June 2004

Table of Contents

   1.   Introduction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3

        1.1.  Specification of Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4

        1.2. ...