Guidelines for Creating Generally Useful Authentication Mechanisms (GUAM)

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Generic Security Services API (GSS-API), the Simple Authentication and Security Layer (SASL), and the Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) are three authentication and frameworks used within the IETF that have similar goals. This document describes guidelines for creating authentication mechanisms that are generally usable in any of these frameworks.


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