[JDEV] Authorization Help

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Tue Oct 2 13:29:19 CDT 2001

The <sequence/> + <token/> (and <hash/> are for (optional) zero-knowledge
authentication, but you can just send your <digest/> and authenticate that
way. For more on zero-knowledge auth, go here:



Peter Saint-Andre
email/jabber: stpeter at jabber.org
web: http://www.saint-andre.com/

On Tue, 2 Oct 2001, Dan Bray wrote:

> I'm writing my own special purpose Jabber client and am having trouble with
> the authentication.  I am able to connect to Jabber.com with the following
> exchange:
> SEND:<iq type="get" id="JCOM_2"><query
> xmlns="jabber:iq:auth"><username>jdbray</username></query></iq>
> RECV:<iq type='result' id='JCOM_2'><query
> xmlns='jabber:iq:auth'><username>jdbray</username><password/><digest/><resou
> rce/></query></iq>
> I respond with the hashed digest.  However, when I attempt to connect  to
> jabber.org I get a different response which includes a <sequence> and
> <token>.  Winjab (which can connect) returns a  <hash> value. I can't find
> this in the docs and don't know what to use to generate the hash or what the
> difference is betweent he <has> and <digest> tags.
> All help is appreciated.
> Dan
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