Bug#364073: ITP: libntlm -- NTLM authentication library
Owner: Yvan Bassuel <firstname.lastname@example.org>
* Package name : libntlm
Version : 0.3.10
Upstream Author : Simon Josefsson <email@example.com>
* URL : http://josefsson.org/libntlm/
* License : LGPL
Description : NTLM authentication library
NTLM is an authentication protocol used in various Microsoft network
protocol implementations and supported by the NTLM Security Support
Provider ("NTLMSSP"). Originally used for authentication and negotiation
of secure DCE/RPC, NTLM is also used throughout Microsoft's systems as
an integrated single sign-on mechanism.
NTLM employs a challenge-response mechanism for authentication, in which
clients are able to prove their identities without sending a password to
the server. It consists of three messages, commonly referred to as Type 1
(negotiation), Type 2 (challenge) and Type 3 (authentication).
This code was initially taken mostly from the Samba project and was
initially intended for use with Microsoft Exchange Server when it is
configured to require NTLM authentication for clients of it's IMAP
server. Today, libntlm contains re-written code, so that the license
is now LGPL instead of the GPL that would be inherited from the Samba
Libntlm can be used by gsasl, a GNU library that implements the IETF Simple
Authentication and Security Layer (SASL) framework.