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The Network Access Identifier (RFC4282)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000132357D
Original Publication Date: 2005-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Dec-09
Document File: 17 page(s) / 34K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

B. Aboba: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

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.

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Network Working Group                                           B. Aboba
Request for Comments: 4282                                     Microsoft
Obsoletes: 2486                                               M. Beadles
Category: Standards Track                                       ENDFORCE
                                                                J. Arkko
                                                                Ericsson
                                                               P. Eronen
                                                                   Nokia
                                                           December 2005


                     The Network Access Identifier

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 (2005).

Abstract

   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.


Aboba, et al.               Standards Track                     [Page 1]
RFC 4282             The Network Access Identifier         December 2005


Table of Contents

   1. Introduction ....................................................2
      1.1. Terminology ................................................3
      1.2. Requirements Language ......................................4
      1.3. Purpose .................