System Administration Guide: Security Services

SASL (Overview)

The Simple Authentication and Security Layer (SASL) is a framework that provides authentication and optional security services to network protocols. An application calls the SASL library, /usr/lib/, which provides a glue layer between the application and the various SASL mechanisms. The mechanisms are used in the authentication process and in providing optional security services. The version of SASL delivered with the Solaris 10 release is derived from the Cyrus SASL with a few changes.

SASL provides the following services: