Overview of Recent Developments on Generic Security Services Application Programming Interface (GSS-API)

JP Hong, jph3@cec.wustl.edu


With network security measures becoming more and more complicated, it became essential to provide programmers with the capability to write applications that are generic with respect to security. The Common Authentication Technology (CAT) Working Group of Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) acknowledged this need and developed the Generic Security Service Application Programming Interface (GSS-API). After ten years of experience with GSS-API, the Kitten (GSS-API Next Generation) Working Group was formed to continue this development. This paper looks at the current issues that Kitten faces in improving the GSS-API.


GSS-API, Kitten Working Group, PRF, SPNEGO

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