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Generic Security Service Application Programming Interface (GSS-API) Naming Extensions (RFC6680) Disclosure Number: IPCOM000221137D
Original Publication Date: 2012-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2012-Aug-30
Document File: 36 page(s) / 37K

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N. Williams: AUTHOR [+4]


As described in [RFC4768], the GSS-API's naming architecture suffers from certain limitations. This document attempts to overcome these limitations.

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                       N. Williams Request for Comments: 6680                             Cryptonector, LLC Category: Standards Track                                   L. Johansson ISSN: 2070-1721                                                    SUNET                                                               S. Hartman                                                        Painless Security                                                             S. Josefsson                                                                   SJD AB                                                              August 2012

   Generic Security Service Application Programming Interface (GSS-API)                            Naming Extensions


   The Generic Security Service Application Programming Interface    (GSS-API) provides a simple naming architecture that supports name-    based authorization.  This document introduces new APIs that extend    the GSS-API naming model to support name attribute transfer between    GSS-API peers.

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

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