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Re: What is EXTERNAL SASL Mechanism?

SASL/EXTERNAL is used to request that an identity established
by a lower layer be used at the application layer.  In OpenLDAP,
as described in RFC 2829/2830, its used to request the client's
TLS authentication identity be used as the LDAP authentication
identity, which is then used for authorization purposes.

At 02:27 PM 2002-06-18, vadim tarassov wrote:
>Hallo everybody,
>I was googling for EXTERNAL SASL Mechanism, but could not find anything what could help me to understand how openldap uses (implements?) it. I will be really glad if someone will explain me in few details.
>Thanx a lot, Vadim Tarassov.