[standards-jig] auth & reg redux

Robert Norris rob at cataclysm.cx
Sun Jun 1 23:56:59 UTC 2003

> I know that we have SASL to replace auth, but is there something in the 
> pipeline to replace register? Also, register is probably secure enough 
> *if* you're using TLS. :)

I've seen the SASL PLAIN mechanism used for in-band registration before
(and Cyrus SASL even has an option to enable this). The server offers
PLAIN over a protected (TLS) channel, and then stores the credentials
presented by the client. Next time, the client takes DIGEST-MD5 or some

Its not as rich as iq:register (can't require other fields like email
and such), but its worth thinking about.


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