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Name Attributes for the GSS-API Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) Mechanism (RFC7056)

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Original Publication Date: 2013-Dec-01
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Document File: 22 page(s) / 25K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

S. Hartman: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

The naming extensions [RFC6680] to the Generic Security Service Application Programming Interface (GSS-API) [RFC2743] provide a mechanism for applications to discover authorization and personalization information associated with GSS-API names. The Extensible Authentication Protocol GSS-API mechanism [RFC7055] allows an Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting (AAA) peer to provide authorization attributes alongside an authentication response. It also supplies mechanisms to process Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) messages provided in the AAA response. Other mechanisms such as SAML Enhanced Client (EC) [SASL-SAML] also support SAML assertions and attributes carried in the GSS-API. This document describes how to use the Naming Extensions API to access that information.

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                        S. Hartman Request for Comments: 7056                             Painless Security Category: Standards Track                                     J. Howlett ISSN: 2070-1721                                                JANET(UK)                                                            December 2013

                     Name Attributes for the GSS-API            Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) Mechanism

Abstract

   The naming extensions to the Generic Security Service Application    Programming Interface (GSS-API) provide a mechanism for applications    to discover authorization and personalization information associated    with GSS-API names.  The Extensible Authentication Protocol GSS-API    mechanism allows an Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting    (AAA) peer to provide authorization attributes alongside an    authentication response.  It also supplies mechanisms to process    Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) messages provided in the    AAA response.  This document describes how to use the Naming    Extensions API to access that information.

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 5741.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,    and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at    http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc7056.

Hartman & Howlett            Standards Track                    [Page 1]
 RFC 7056                 GSS EAP Name Attributes           December 2013

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