Definitions for "Password Authentication Protocol"
Keywords:  pap, chap, unencrypted, ppp, pci
The Password Authentication Protocol is a part of the IETF protocol suite for exchanging passwords. As PAP sends the unencrypted user password to a central server to be authenticated, it offers little protection.
One of two authentication protocols (PAP and CHAP) used by OpenROUTE Networks routers. PAP requires a password from a connecting router before the local router can receive data from that router. If the password is accepted, communication between the the local router and the connecting router continues; if the password is not accepted, the communication line is closed.
See PAP.