[Standards] SASL Plain - AuthID - Bare JID or User Name?

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Tue Feb 6 19:32:03 UTC 2007

Chris Mullins wrote:
> We just ran into a problem doing Authentication with WildFire using the 
> Open Source SoapBox Framework and SASL Plain.
> The SoapBox Framework is using a bare JID (“user at server”) as the authid 
> that’s passed across the link. The Jive server is expecting only a user 
> name (“user”).
> The RFC doesn’t really say either way, and I figure this is a good 
> chance to get it clarified.

RFC 3920, Section 6.1, point 7 says in part:

"If provided, the value of the authorization identity MUST be of the 
form <domain> (i.e., a domain identifier only) for servers and of the 
form <node at domain> (i.e., node identifier and domain identifier) for 


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