Management and Use of Client Certificates for the Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP)

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This document defines methods for managing and using client certificates in the Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP). These methods, which make use of the EXTERNAL mechanism of the Simple Authentication and Security Layer (SASL) protocol, enable an XMPP client to log in to an XMPP server without providing a password.


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