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Implement SASL to include authentication in connection-based protocols.
Background Information
SASL is the Simple Authentication and Security Layer as defined by RFC 2222. It is a method for adding authentication support to connection-based protocols.
Available Tools
%Net.Authenticator class
Implements SASL. This class will pick a security mechanism (e.g. CRAM-MD5) from a list defined by the user of this class based on server options. The selected security mechanism will use its challenge-response mechanism to authenticate this client with the selected server.
Availability: All namespaces.
%Net.SASL package
Implements security mechanisms for SASL for use with the preceding class. For example, %Net.SASL.CRAMMD5 implements the CRAM-MD5 SASL mechanism.
Availability: All namespaces.

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