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Acronym for Simple Authentication and Security Layer. Originating with RFC2222, written by John Myers while at Netscape Communications, SASL is a method for adding authentication support to connection-based protocols. SASL takes effect when a protocol initiates a command for identifying and authenticating a user to a server. SASL also includes an option for negotiating protection of subsequent protocol interactions. With this option in effect, SASL places a security layer between the protocol and the connection.



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Outstanding Page RFC2222
The original RFC for SASL written by John Myers at while at Netscape Communications.

  Adding SASL to Internet Security
This article from 1997 examines the need for SASL mechanisms.

  Cryptix SASL
Information on mechanisms, SASL profiles and Java SASL.

  Using SASL Authentication
From the developers at Netscape, this chapter describes the process of using a SASL mechanism to authenticate an LDAP client to an LDAP server.

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