Client authentication via client certificate on ssl/tls
ken at oceana.com
Fri Jul 2 07:52:44 EDT 2004
Pascal Gienger wrote:
> does anybody on the list already had the idea to use an information of a
> client certificate for authentication in IMAPD?
This is exactly what the EXTERNAL SASL mechanism is designed for and is
available in Cyrus. If the client presents a TLS client cert, Cyrus
will make the EXTERNAL mechanism available, which essentially means "use
the credentials presented outside of SASL". Whether any mainstream
clients have support for EXTERNAL, I don't know.
Kenneth Murchison Oceana Matrix Ltd.
Software Engineer 21 Princeton Place
716-662-8973 x26 Orchard Park, NY 14127
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