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 Authen::SASL - SASL Authentication base class


NAME

Authen::SASL - SASL Authentication base class


SUPPORTED PLATFORMS

  • Linux
  • Solaris
  • Windows
This module is not included with the standard ActivePerl distribution. It is available as a separate download using PPM.

SYNOPSIS

 use Authen::SASL;
 $sasl = Authen::SASL->new('CRAM-MD5', password => $pass);


DESCRIPTION

SASL is a generic mechanism for authentication used by several network protocols. Authen::SASL provides an implementation that all protocols should be able to share.

There are many different encryption methods that can be used with SASL. These are implemented as sub-classes of Authen::SASL. For example the package that implements the CRAM-MD5 SASL is called Authen::SASL::CRAM_MD5. Note that the - is eplaced with an _. Authen::SASL::CRAM_MD5 also inherits from Authen::SASL. This means that the following two statements give identical results

  $sasl = Authen::SASL->new('CRAM-MD5', password => $pass);

  $sasl = Authen::SASL::CRAM_MD5->new(password => $pass);

the difference being that the frst one will load the Authen::SASL::CRAM_MD5 package for you when this code is run for the first time. If you use the second method then you must require the package yourself.


METHODS


SEE ALSO

the Authen::SASL::CRAM_MD5 manpage


AUTHOR

Graham Barr <gbarr@pobox.com>

Please report any bugs, or post any suggestions, to the perl-ldap mailing list <perl-ldap@mail.med.cornell.edu>.


COPYRIGHT

Copyright (c) 1998-2000 Graham Barr. All rights reserved. This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.

 Authen::SASL - SASL Authentication base class