Today we issued a Last Call regarding XEP-0178: Best Practices for Use of SASL EXTERNAL. This specification is part of our continuing effort to advance the XMPP RFCs to Draft Standard within the IETF. Although XEP-0178 does not contain any proposed changes to RFC 3920 for inclusion in rfc3920bis, it does document best practices regarding a particular SASL authentication mechanism, in particular the SASL EXTERNAL mechanism as it relates to the X.509 public key infrastructure. We’ve gained quite a bit of experience with SASL EXTERNAL recently given our launch of an intermediate certification authority for the XMPP network, and XEP-0178 incorporates some lessons learned. The Last Call ends 2007-02-13, so if you see any problems with the spec send feedback to the standards discussion list.
- Security Test Day – it’s fast approaching
- XMPP and IoT Event in London 2 December 2013
- Python IoT Hacking with XMPP in Stockholm
- Ubiquitous XMPP Encryption – test day 01
- XMPP and IoT event 14 November 2013
- XMPP Ubiquitous Encryption – a manifesto
- 2013 Annual Meeting and Voting Results
- Voting for the 2013 XSF Board and Council has begun
- In-Band Real-Time Text to Draft Standard
- Stanza Forwarding to Draft Standard
- Server Dialback to Draft Standard
- Bidirectional Server-to-Server Connections
- Prosody 0.9 released
- Membership voting for Q2 2013 has started
- Hackfest in Berlin on July 27
What is the XSF?
The XMPP Standards Foundation is an independent, nonprofit standards development organization whose primary mission is to define open protocols for presence, instant messaging, and real-time communication and collaboration on top of the IETF’s Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP).