[Standards] Proposed XMPP Extension: Remote Authentication

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at stpeter.im
Thu Dec 2 15:15:14 UTC 2010

On 12/2/10 8:12 AM, Kim Alvefur wrote:
> On Thu, 2010-12-02 at 07:58 -0700, Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
>> I wonder: can that model be generalized to other extensions? (Think
>> pubsub, gateways, etc.)
>>> 4. The error condition is 'sasl-required'. Does this imply that
>> normal MUC password auth should fail, even with a correct password?
>> What do you think?
>> Because legacy MUC passwords are sent in the clear, a given MUC
>> service might not want to accept that other method, but in practice I
>> think they would for quite a while.
> How about something new instead of `<feature
> var='muc_passwordprotected'/>' to advertise SASL support.

Yep, we need that. How about 'urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:xmpp-sasl'? If that
is not specific enough, we could define urn:xmpp:remote-auth as a
feature (but not an XML namespace).


Peter Saint-Andre

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