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Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV) Access Control Protocol (RFC3744)

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Original Publication Date: 2004-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-May-06

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

G. Clemm: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

This document specifies a set of methods, headers, message bodies, properties, and reports that define Access Control extensions to the WebDAV Distributed Authoring Protocol. This protocol permits a client to read and modify access control lists that instruct a server whether to allow or deny operations upon a resource (such as HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP) method invocations) by a given principal. A lightweight representation of principals as Web resources supports integration of a wide range of user management repositories. Search operations allow discovery and manipulation of principals using human names.

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Network Working Group                                           G. Clemm

Request for Comments: 3744                                           IBM

Category: Standards Track                                     J. Reschke

                                                              greenbytes

                                                               E. Sedlar

                                                      Oracle Corporation

                                                            J. Whitehead

                                                         U.C. Santa Cruz

                                                                May 2004

           Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV)

                        Access Control Protocol

Status of this Memo

   This document specifies an Internet standards track protocol for the

   Internet community, and requests discussion and suggestions for

   improvements.  Please refer to the current edition of the "Internet

   Official Protocol Standards" (STD 1) for the standardization state

   and status of this protocol.  Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

   Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2004).  All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

   This document specifies a set of methods, headers, message bodies,

   properties, and reports that define Access Control extensions to the

   WebDAV Distributed Authoring Protocol.  This protocol permits a

   client to read and modify access control lists that instruct a server

   whether to allow or deny operations upon a resource (such as

   HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP) method invocations) by a given

   principal.  A lightweight representation of principals as Web

   resources supports integration of a wide range of user management

   repositories.  Search operations allow discovery and manipulation of

   principals using human names.

Clemm, et al.               Standards Track                     [Page 1]

RFC 3744             WebDAV Access Control Protocol             May 2004

Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4

       1.1.  Terms. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  6

       1.2.  Notational Conventions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8

   2.  Principals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8

   3.  Privileges . . ....