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The Network Access Identifier (RFC7542) Disclosure Number: IPCOM000241464D
Original Publication Date: 2015-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2015-May-02
Document File: 60 page(s) / 67K

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Considerable interest exists for a set of features that fit within the general category of inter-domain authentication, or "roaming capability" for network access, including dialup Internet users, Virtual Private Network (VPN) usage, wireless LAN authentication, and other applications.

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                          A. DeKok Request for Comments: 7542                                    FreeRADIUS Obsoletes: 4282                                                 May 2015 Category: Standards Track ISSN: 2070-1721

                      The Network Access Identifier


   In order to provide inter-domain authentication services, it is    necessary to have a standardized method that domains can use to    identify each other's users.  This document defines the syntax for    the Network Access Identifier (NAI), the user identifier submitted by    the client prior to accessing resources.  This document is a revised    version of RFC 4282.  It addresses issues with international    character sets and makes a number of other corrections to RFC 4282.

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

DeKok                        Standards Track                    [Page 1]
 RFC 7542              The Network Access Identifier             May 2015

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