B.3 Kerberos and SPKM

32.3733GPPCommon Object Request Broker Architecture (CORBA) solutionSecurity services for Integration Reference Point (IRP)Telecommunication managementTS

Generic Security Service Application Program Interface (GSS-API) defines an interface to strong authentication and other security services at a generic level which is independent of particular underlying mechanisms, e.g. Kerberos per RFC 1964, and SPKM per RFC 2025.

A GSS-API caller accepts tokens provided by its local GSS-API implementation and transfers the tokens to a peer on a remote system; that peer passes the received tokens to its local GSS-API implementation for processing.