GNU SASL is a modern C library that implement the standard network
security protocol Simple Authentication and Security Layer (SASL). The
framework itself and a couple of common SASL mechanisms are implemented.
GNU SASL can be used by network applications for IMAP, SMTP, XMPP and
similar protocols to provide authentication services. Support for the
more recent SCRAM-SHA-1, OPENID20 and SAML20 mechanisms is included.
Note! This is the fourth release candidate of 1.8.0. Please test this
release as if it were a new stable release that replaces the earlier
1.4.x and 1.6.x branches. It should be a drop-in. I plan to make the
final release later this month.
** i18n: Updated translations.
** Build fixes.
Improving GNU SASL is costly, but you can help! We are looking for
organizations that find GNU SASL useful and wish to contribute back.
You can contribute by reporting bugs, improve the software, purchase
support contracts, or donate money or equipment.
Commercial support contracts for GNU SASL are available, and they help
finance continued maintenance. Simon Josefsson Datakonsult AB, a
Stockholm based privately held company, is currently funding GNU SASL
maintenance. We are always looking for interesting development
projects. See http://josefsson.org/ for more details.