[Standards] Loopback Authentication

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Thu Feb 1 16:23:04 UTC 2007

Matthias Wimmer wrote:

> It is all one (already defined) SASL mechanism: EXTERNAL. We also did 
> not need to define EXTERNAL for authentication using certificates, we 
> just wrote an informational XEP to help people implementing the existing 
> standard (RFC 4422, Appendix A).

Maybe XEP-0178 needs to be clearly labelled as "Best Practices for Use 
of SASL EXTERNAL with Certificates"? I realize there are other ways to 
use SASL EXTERNAL, but they are not familiar to me (IPSec etc.).


Peter Saint-Andre
XMPP Standards Foundation

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