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Title : A SASL and GSS-API Mechanism for OAuth
Author(s) : William Mills
Filename : draft-ietf-kitten-sasl-oauth-00.txt
Pages : 25
Date : 2011-11-13
OAuth enables a third-party application to obtain limited access to a
protected resource, either on behalf of a resource owner by
orchestrating an approval interaction, or by allowing the third-party
application to obtain access on its own behalf.
This document defines how an application client uses OAuth over the
Simple Authentication and Security Layer (SASL) or the Generic
Security Service Application Program Interface (GSS-API) to access a
protected resource at a resource serve, and additionally defines
authorization and token issuing endpoint discovery. Thereby, it
enables schemes defined within the OAuth framework for non-HTTP-based
Clients typically store the user's long term credential. This does,
however, lead to significant security vulnerabilities, for example,
when such a credential leaks. A significant benefit of OAuth for
usage in those clients is that the password is replaced by a token.
Tokens typically provided limited access rights and can be managed
and revoked separately from the user's long-term credential