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Authentication Types Available for use with the RADB

RPSL supports the following types of authentication: *

PGPKEY

Syntax:
auth: PGPKEY <HEX id of the PGP KEY>

Pros:
Strongest authentication method available in RPSL. Submissions are hard to forge.

Cons:
Having to PGP sign a message before submitting it to auto-dbm@radb.net. Cannot be used with Web updates.

Example:
auth: PGPKEY-3318564D




CRYPT-PW

Syntax:
auth: CRYPT-PW <crypt form of the password>

Pros:
Good fallback if PGP is not an viable alternative. Can be used with the Web updates forms.

Cons:
Password must be in clear text if using e-mail based submissions (Web updates, however, will encrypt the password). Subject to possible dictionary cracking.

Example:
auth: CRYPT-PW vr78zAVlObYZg




MAIL-FROM - Deprecated as of 5/15/2015

Syntax:
auth: MAIL-FROM <Valid RFC822 email address>

Pros:
Requires no additional steps on a submission.

Cons:
Vulnerable to e-mail spoofing. Authorization can fail if your domain is changed by your mailer.

Example:
auth: MAIL-FROM dsmith@.*uoregon.edu






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