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RFC 6595 on A Simple Authentication and Security Layer (SASL) and GSS-API Mechanism for the Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML)



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        RFC 6595

        Title:      A Simple Authentication and Security 
                    Layer (SASL) and GSS-API Mechanism for 
                    the Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) 
        Author:     K. Wierenga, E. Lear,
                    S. Josefsson
        Status:     Standards Track
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       April 2012
        Mailbox:    klaas@cisco.com, 
                    lear@cisco.com, 
                    simon@josefsson.org
        Pages:      22
        Characters: 49522
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-kitten-sasl-saml-09.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc6595.txt

The Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) has found its usage on
the Internet for Web Single Sign-On.  The Simple Authentication and
Security Layer (SASL) and the Generic Security Service Application
Program Interface (GSS-API) are application frameworks to generalize
authentication.  This memo specifies a SASL mechanism and a GSS-API
mechanism for SAML 2.0 that allows the integration of existing SAML
Identity Providers with applications using SASL and GSS-API.  
[STANDARDS-TRACK]

This document is a product of the Common Authentication Technology Next Generation Working Group of the IETF.

This is now a Proposed Standard Protocol.

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