Developer's Guide to Oracle® Solaris 11 Security

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Updated: July 2014

Introduction to Simple Authentication Security Layer (SASL)

SASL provides developers of applications and shared libraries with mechanisms for authentication, data integrity-checking, and encryption. SASL enables the developer to code to a generic API. This approach avoids dependencies on specific mechanisms. SASL is particularly appropriate for applications that use the IMAP, SMTP, ACAP, and LDAP protocols, as these protocols all support SASL. SASL is described in RFC 2222.