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GNU SASL 1.8.0 released (new stable branch)

From: Simon Josefsson
Subject: GNU SASL 1.8.0 released (new stable branch)
Date: Mon, 28 May 2012 20:00:33 +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 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.

* Version 1.8.0 (released 2012-05-28) [stable]

** This is a new major stable release.  Brief changes compared to 1.6.x:

*** SAML20 support following RFC 6595.

*** OPENID20 support following RFC 6616.

*** Added SMTP server examples (for e.g., SCRAM, SAML20, OPENID20).

*** Various cleanups, portability and other bug fixes.
See the NEWS entries during the 1.7.x branch for details.

** The API and ABI is fully backwards compatible with version 1.6.x.

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: (4.7MB) (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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      Key fingerprint = 0424 D4EE 81A0 E3D1 19C6  F835 EDA2 1E94 B565 716F
uid                  Simon Josefsson <address@hidden>
sub   2048R/105E722E 2012-03-13 [expires: 2013-07-26]
sub   2048R/728AB82C 2012-03-13 [expires: 2013-07-26]
sub   2048R/9394F626 2012-03-13 [expires: 2013-07-26]
sub   1280R/4D5D40AE 2002-05-05 [expires: 2013-05-10]

The key is available from:

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

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e22b0c89a2d52c0632d79193c17be6cb8fbf15d54a8de9e9da166aab  gsasl-1.8.0.tar.gz

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Happy hacking,

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