atomsIntranet Authentication Standardsatoms


CHAP
Challenge-Handshake Authentication Protocol is a technique defined by RFC 1334 supporting dial-up, remote authenticated user access to the Intranet or Extranets over the PPP (Point to Point Protocol).
Kerberos
An authentication service from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology that uses secret-key ciphers for authentication and encryption, authenticating resources rather than, as with systems based on public-key cryptography, authoriship of messages and documents.
RADIUS
Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service developed by Livingston Enterprises, Inc. for authentication, authorizationd accounting of remote user access in client/server environments.
S/MIME
Secure Multi-purpose Internet Mail Extensions is an IETF standard that adds digital signature-based authentication plus encryption to the Internet MIME messages using X.509 public-key certificates.
SET
Secure Electronic Transactions is a specification under development by MasterCard International and Visa USA that will support secure payments using authenticated X.509-based electronic certificates in leu of credit card or debit card numbers.
SSL
Secure Sockets Layer developed by Netscape Communications to support authentication/confidentiality for Web browsing sessions over the HTTP, FTP, and Telent protocols.
X.509 Public-Key Certificates
An ITU-T standard that specifies the standard for X.500 directories and provides a syntax for public-key certificates.

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Date of Last Revision: 17 December 2001.
Extracted from the IntraNet Magazine, April 97, pg. 22.