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Distributed Authentication
by earl, 6523 days ago
just some braindump in progress

-- Technologies
- Kerberos
- LDAP (Novell NDS/DirXML, Microsoft ADS, ...)
- HMAC



-- Designing an Authentication System: a Dialogue in Four Scenes
excellent Kerberos tutorial

-- RFC 2104 - HMAC

-- Authenticating XML-RPC
a quite interesting approach to authenticated XML-RPC making extensive use of HTTP (all authentication is basically done with HTTP-headers).



-- Nareau: http://nareau.weblogs.com/
-- ICEPick: http://www.dbxml.com/icepick.xml
-- PassPal: http://entries.the5k.org/609/passpal.htm
-- XNS: http://earl.strain.at/space/XNS

-- Distributed Membership and Preferences (DMAP)
rather fuzzy and useless, the interesting parts are the discussions around it
- http://www.xmlrpc.com/discuss/msgReader$1780
- http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=01/07/17/1524238&mode=thread



various other things:
-- who authenticates the authenticators?!
slashdot posting; what about always-nay/yeah-sayers? (byzantine general problem)
- Raph Levian on that problem (PhD thesis): http://www.levien.com/thesis/
- Leslie Lamport on that problem: http://www.cs.cornell.edu/cs614-sp99/notes98/byzantine.html
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