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GNU SASL is an implementation of the Simple Authentication and Security Layer framework and a few common SASL mechanisms. SASL is used by network servers such as IMAP and SMTP to request authentication from clients, and in clients to authenticate against servers. The library includes support for the SASL framework (with authentication functions and application data privacy and integrity functions) and at least partial support for the CRAM-MD5, EXTERNAL, GSSAPI, ANONYMOUS, PLAIN, SECURID, DIGEST-MD5, LOGIN, NTLM, and KERBEROS_V5 mechanisms.

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  •  28 May 2012 20:21

    Release Notes: This is a new major stable release. SAML20 support following RFC 6595. OPENID20 support following RFC 6616. SMTP server examples (e.g. for SCRAM, SAML20, and OPENID20). Various cleanups, portability fixes, and other bugfixes. The API and ABI are fully backwards compatible with version 1.6.x.

    •  15 Nov 2011 21:40

      Release Notes: This release adds numerous bugfixes and enhancements.

      •  21 Mar 2008 21:18

        No changes have been submitted for this release.

        •  11 Aug 2007 10:24

          Release Notes: The shared library version was correctly incremented. If GSS-API and GS2 are disabled, linking to a GSS-API library is no longer performed.

          •  11 Aug 2007 10:23

            Release Notes: A new gsasl_free API was added for releasing memory allocated by other functions. Command-line tools, examples, etc. are now licensed under the GPL version 3 (or later). Documentation was updated for the license change. gnulib files and the translations were updated.


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