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GNU SASL 1.7.3 released (development version)

From: Simon Josefsson
Subject: GNU SASL 1.7.3 released (development version)
Date: Tue, 03 Apr 2012 12:16:07 +0200
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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 (including
SCRAM-SHA-1) are implemented.  GNU SASL can be used by network
applications for IMAP, SMTP, XMPP and similar protocols to provide
authentication services.

This is the first 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.

NEWS entries:

** libgsasl: The SAML20 mechanism is now enabled by default.

** libgsasl: The SAML20 mechanism was updated to draft -09.
There was a minor protocol change, the final client response is now
"=" instead of the empty string.

** libgsasl: Unified some of the SAML and OpenID callbacks/properties.
See API changes below.

** Doc fixes and updates for the callback/property change in the library.
See lib/NEWS for details.

** examples: Added example SMTP server with SAML 2.0 support.
See examples/saml20/README.  It uses Lasso as the SAML implementation.
You may disable Lasso by using --without-lasso.  Note that Lasso is
only needed for this example server, it is not needed by the GNU SASL
library or command line tools itself.

** API and ABI modifications.
GSASL_REDIRECT_URL: Added, replaces the next two properties.
GSASL_AUTHENTICATE_IN_BROWSER: Added, replaces the next two callbacks.

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 for more details.

The project's web page is available at:

All manuals are available from:

Specifically, the following formats are available.

The main manual: - HTML format - PDF format

API Reference manual: - GTK-DOC HTML

Doxygen documentation: - HTML format - PDF format

If you need help to use GNU SASL, or want to help others, you are
invited to join our help-gsasl mailing list, see:

Here are the compressed sources of the entire package: (4.8MB) (OpenPGP)

Here are the compressed sources of the LGPL library (included above): (1.2MB) (OpenPGP)

We also provide pre-built Windows binaries: (32-bit) (64-bit) (32-bit Kerberos)

For code coverage, cyclomatic code complexity charts and clang output see:

The software is cryptographically signed by the author using an
OpenPGP key identified by the following information:

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The key is available from:

Here are the SHA-1 and SHA-224 checksums:

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Happy hacking,

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