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Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) Authentication Using Only a Password (RFC5931) Disclosure Number: IPCOM000198642D
Original Publication Date: 2010-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2010-Aug-11
Document File: 80 page(s) / 90K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

D. Harkins: AUTHOR [+1]


1.1. Background

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                        D. Harkins Request for Comments: 5931                                Aruba Networks Category: Informational                                          G. Zorn ISSN: 2070-1721                                              Network Zen                                                              August 2010

         Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) Authentication                          Using Only a Password


   This memo describes an Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP)    method, EAP-pwd, which uses a shared password for authentication.    The password may be a low-entropy one and may be drawn from some set    of possible passwords, like a dictionary, which is available to an    attacker.  The underlying key exchange is resistant to active attack,    passive attack, and dictionary attack.

Status of This Memo

   This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is    published for informational purposes.

   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).  Not all documents    approved by the IESG are a candidate for any level of Internet    Standard; see 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

Harkins & Zorn                Informational                     [Page 1]
 RFC 5931                      EAP Password                   August 2010

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