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VA Technical Reference Model v 22.11

SPNEGO
SPNEGO Technology

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Technologies must be operated and maintained in accordance with Federal and Department security and privacy policies and guidelines. More information on the proper use of the TRM can be found on the TRM Proper Use Tab/Section.

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Description: Simple and Protected Generic Security Service Application Program Interface (GSSAPI) Negotiation Mechanism (SPNEGO) is a `pseudo mechanism` used by client-server software to negotiate the choice of security technology. SPNEGO is a Java Integrated Windows Authentication (Single Sign-On) utility which is used when a client application wants to authenticate to a remote server, but neither end is sure what authentication protocols the other supports. The pseudo-mechanism uses a protocol to determine what common GSSAPI mechanisms are available, selects one and then dispatches all further security operations to it.

Note: There is no dedicated website for this technology.
Technology/Standard Usage Requirements: Users must ensure their use of this technology/standard is consistent with VA policies and standards, including, but not limited to, VA Handbooks 6102 and 6500; VA Directives 6004, 6513, and 6517; and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards, including Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS). Users must ensure sensitive data is properly protected in compliance with all VA regulations. Prior to use of this technology, users should check with their supervisor, Information Security Officer (ISO), Facility Chief Information Officer (CIO), or local Office of Information and Technology (OI&T) representative to ensure that all actions are consistent with current VA policies and procedures prior to implementation.
Section 508 Information: This technology has not been assessed by the Section 508 Office. The Implementer of this technology has the responsibility to ensure the version deployed is 508-compliant. Section 508 compliance may be reviewed by the Section 508 Office and appropriate remedial action required if necessary. For additional information or assistance regarding Section 508, please contact the Section 508 Office at Section508@va.gov.
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Decision Source: TRM Mgmt Group
Decision Process: One-VA TRM v22.9
Decision Date: 09/26/2022
Aliases: SPNEGO HTTP Servlet Filter, Simple and Protected Generic Security Service Application Program Interface (GSSAPI) Negotiation Mechanism (SPNEGO)
Introduced By: TRM Request
Vendor Name: Darwin Felix
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (09/26/2022).