MQTT 5.0 Spec – Authentication Method Property must always be included?

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Will Lisac

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Aug 18, 2019, 12:35:41 AM8/18/19
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Hi all,

I’m implementing an MQTT client for SwiftNIO based on the MQTT 5.0 spec and I’m not understanding a specific detail about the Authentication Exchange packet.

It’s unclear to me if the "Authentication Method” property must always be included. I see two potentially conflicting statements.

3.15.2.1 Authenticate Reason Code

The Reason Code and Property Length can be omitted if the Reason Code is 0x00 (Success) and there are no Properties. In this case the AUTH has a Remaining Length of 0.

3.15.2.2.2 Authentication Method

It is a Protocol Error to omit the Authentication Method or to include it more than once

Does anyone know if the auth method property is always required or if it can actually be omitted if the Reason Code is 0x00 (Success) and there are no Properties.

Cheers,
Will
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