Overview#The Simple Authentication and Security Layer (SASL) RFC 4422 is an Authentication Method for adding authentication support to connection-based protocols.
To use the Simple Authentication and Security Layer specification, a protocol includes a command for identifying and authenticating a user to a server and for optionally negotiating a security layer for subsequent protocol interactions. The command has a required argument identifying a SASL Mechanisms.
SASL Mechanisms are named by strings, from 1 to 20 characters in length, consisting of upper-case letters, digits, hyphens, and/or underscores. SASL Mechanisms names must be registered with the IANA Registry Simple Authentication and Security Layer (SASL) Mechanisms.
Procedures for registering new SASL mechanisms are described in RFC 4422.
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