[Council] meeting minutes, 2007-10-24

Ian Paterson ian.paterson at clientside.co.uk
Wed Oct 31 14:01:06 CDT 2007


On 24 Oct 2007, at 22:08, Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
>> How is this as the second paragraph of the Security Considerations?
>>
>> ******
>>
>> Use of the <password/> child of the <conference/> element is NOT
>> RECOMMENDED, since the password could be discovered by a third party,
>> e.g. an eavesdropper (if channel encryption is not used) or a server
>> administrator. However, the element MAY be used in suitably secure
>> environments (e.g., where it is known that communications will not be
>> sent over unencrypted channels and the server administrators are
>> trusted). Clients SHOULD NOT default to storing passwords and MUST
>> enable users to disable any password storage.
>>
>> ******

+1

- Ian



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