IPP> Re: PRO - Issue 32: Use of Basic & Digest Authentication

IPP> Re: PRO - Issue 32: Use of Basic & Digest Authentication

IPP> Re: PRO - Issue 32: Use of Basic & Digest Authentication

harryl at us.ibm.com harryl at us.ibm.com
Fri Apr 23 14:55:10 EDT 1999



In our discussion we are referencing the need to authenticate
the message body. I didn't think this was part of Keith's request.
I'm sure Keith referred strictly to user authentication of a limited
set of users as a minimum requirement.

>note that:
>
>- there is not currently a requirement to provide protection
>  of the content - i.e. encryption is not required of a minimal
>  implementation
>
>- this doesn't quite mean that all clients and servers have to
>  support algorithm X.  the requirement could be met by requiring
>  all clients to support algorithms X and Y, and requiring all
>  servers to support either X or Y or both.
>
>- there's not even a requirement that the device be able to
>  support an arbitrary number of users.

Harry Lewis
IBM Printing Systems
harryl at us.ibm.com





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