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SASL is the Simple Authentication and Security Layer, a method for adding authentication support to connection-based protocols. To use SASL, a protocol includes a command for identifying and authenticating a user to a server and for optionally negotiating protection of subsequent protocol interactions. If its use is negotiated, a security layer is inserted between the protocol and the connection.

SASL Index


Mailing Lists

The IETF SASL mailing list is available at http://www.imc.org/ietf-sasl. This list is for discussion about SASL and its mechanisms, it should not be used to discuss the usage of the Cyrus SASL Library.

A Mailman mailing list for issues regarding the Cyrus SASL Library is available for subscription at http://lists.andrew.cmu.edu/mailman/listinfo/cyrus-sasl

An archive is available via

Note: If you are not subscribed, your posts go through human approval before they go out to the list and so posting may be (greatly) delayed.


More Information and Contacts

  • Bugs and issues you don't want to go to the mailing list can be directed to cyrus-bugs+@andrew.cmu.edu

  • The SASL draft specification was originally written by John Myers, who is author of the base specification issued as RFC2222 John was formerly the Systems Architect at Carnegie Mellon University.

  • The main contributors to the Cyrus SASL Library are Rob Earhart, Tim Martin, Larry Greenfield, and Rob Siemborski. Sadly, Rob Earhart and Tim Martin have left for greener pastures.

  • These web pages are maintained by Walter Wong, current Project Cyrus Manager, who can tell you about Cyrus implementation schedules.

    The mailing address for Rob, Larry and Walter is: