[jdev] What is the purpose of the rspauth?

Justin Karneges justin-keyword-jabber.093179 at affinix.com
Tue Apr 17 21:58:18 CDT 2007

On Tuesday 17 April 2007 7:22 pm, LUKE wrote:
> I know Step 1.2. is rfc-2831.And i can understand the calculation process.
> But  The step 3:  rspauth=ea40f60335c427b5527b84dbabcdfffd
> Where the value(ea40f60335c427b5527b84dbabcdfffd) come from?
> And what is the purpose of the rspauth. The XMPP document
> (http://www.xmpp.org/internet-drafts/draft-saintandre-rfc3920bis-01.html)
> does not have any example about rspauth.

As far as I know, rspauth is DIGEST-MD5's way for the server to authenticate 
itself to the client.  This extra step is commonly known as mutual 
authentication.  I don't know how this value is calculated or verified 

This should be described in RFC 2831, read deeper. :)


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