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what is SASL and JAAS

 
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I have read a post titled as SASL and JAAS.
However, I do not know what they are.
What are they and what are they used for?

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What are they and what are they used for?


The Java Authentication and Authorization Service (JAAS) is a set of APIs that enable services to authenticate and enforce access controls upon users.

SASL is the Simple Authentication and Security Layer, a method for adding authentication support to connection-based protocols. To use SASL, a protocol includes a command for identifying and authenticating a user to a server and for optionally negotiating protection of subsequent protocol interactions. If its use is negotiated, a security layer is inserted between the protocol and the connection. It is introduced in Tiger, and is a lightweight security protocol.

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