[standards-jig] Small Footprint Clients and Authentication

Richard Dobson richard at dobson-i.net
Thu May 29 17:35:10 UTC 2003

> 4. The addition of the "edigest" method is intended to move the old
> jabber:iq:auth protocol closer to the level of password security (in
> storage) provided by MD5. It is not really even a new method, but a
> better implementation of the existing digest method. I think JEP-0078
> won't be deprecated for at least 18 months, and I also think that people
> using this method don't particularly want their passwords to be stored
> in the clear all that time (they should not have been stored that way
> since 1999 either, but that is another issue).

Although when integrating a jabber system with an existing user database you
WILL still NEED to be able to use plain text passwords on the backend if
thats the way it stores passwords.


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