[IOT] Question: SASL EXTERNAL for client auth

Cramer, E.R. (Eelco) Eelco.Cramer at tno.nl
Wed Mar 13 19:14:27 UTC 2013


I've used sasl external on openfire with a nodejs client recently and blogged about it: http://servicelab.org/2012/04/26/how-to-use-xmpp-sasl-external-with-node-js/

My experience is that maneging the certicicates is not that easy. Also it doesnt help that the certificates need to be server signed as well.

Hope this helps.

Br. Eelco

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On 13 mrt. 2013, at 16:07, "Thomas Nichols" <tnichols at enernoc.com<mailto:tnichols at enernoc.com>> wrote:

Can anyone speak from experience on using SASL EXTERNAL for c2s connections?  E.g. A client authenticating with a certificate rather than a password.  Certificates seem more appropriate for managing many IoT cases.

I can't find much — or any — information on SASL EXTERNAL support for most of the common servers and client implementations.  So has anyone used certificate auth for XMPP clients?  I'm particularly interested in the more common open source clients and servers – Smack, OpenFire, ejabberd, Prosody but any first-hand knowledge would be helpful.

Thanks in advance.
-Thom

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