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

Matthias Wimmer m at tthias.eu
Thu Feb 8 22:48:44 UTC 2007

Hi Mirdul!

Mridul schrieb:
> Simple example where this would fail.
> If you are authenticating using the mail id - the '@' is part of the 
> user id now.

That's why the XMPP protocol does not mandate how the authentication 
id/username looks like. It is the server's implementation (or the 
implementation of the SASL library it uses) that decides how 
authentication ids are interpreted.

The SASL/server implementation might treat m at tthias.eu as user "m" in 
realm "tthias.eu" as well as user "m at tthias.eu" in the default realm.


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