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dcaf: Authenticated Authorization for the Internet of Things

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Copyright (c) 2015—2020 by Olaf Bergmann <bergmann@tzi.org>
              2015—2020 by Stefanie Gerdes <gerdes@tzi.org>
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ABOUT DCAF
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The Delegated CoAP Authentication and Authorization Framework (DCAF)
defines an architecture and a protocol for delegating client
authentication and authorization in a constrained environment for
establishing a secure communication context between
resource-constrained nodes, utilizing Datagram Transport Layer
Security (DTLS) or CBOR message syntax (COSE). 

The protocol transfers authorization information and shared secrets
for symmetric cryptography between entities in a constrained
network. A resource-constrained node can use the protocol to delegate
authentication of communication peers and management of authorization
information to a trusted host with less severe limitations regarding
processing power and memory.

More information on DCAF is available at
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PACKAGE CONTENTS
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This library contains a protocol parser and basic handling functions
for integration with libcoap.

LICENSE INFORMATION
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This library is published as open-source software without any warranty
of any kind. Use is permitted under the terms of the MIT license.
Please refer to LICENSE for further details.