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The Java platform contains an API with the Java language bindings for the Generic Security Service Application Programming Interface (GSS-API)[2].
Coverage includes an overview of today's security landscape; the user authentication architecture of UNIX (and derivatives) and Windows NT/2000/2003; upper-level applications and services, such as GSS-API, SSPI, and SASL; and protocols and mechanisms providing user access to the network infrastructure, such as Cisco routers and switches, Remote Access Authentication protocols, IPSec and VPN authentication.
Several authentication methods are available while configuring authentication in an iSCSI network if they are supported in an iSCSI product, including Kerberos V5 (KRB5) [RFC 1510], Simple public-Key GSS-API Mechanism (SPKM) [RFC 2025], Secure Remote Password (SRP) [RFC2945], Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol (CHAP) [RFC 1944] and No Authentication (NONE).