Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Digest-MD5 will not be supported

I began work on the DIGEST-MD5  authentication mechanism and realized that it was recently deprecated from the XMPP protocol. Considering how much trouble it is to implement and varying implementations on different servers that might lead to failed logins, I've decided not to add this login mechanism. This souldn't impact most people as the preferred method of logging in these days is SASL PLAIN +SSL connection, which SworIM has supported from day one.
SworIM does detect what mechanisms are supported when logging into a server, so I will code it so that if it encounters a server where SASL PLAIN is not supported it will have an error saying that is what the problem is.

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