Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP/1.1): Authentication (RFC7235)
Original Publication Date: 2014-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2014-Jun-08
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
R. Fielding: AUTHOR [+4]
HTTP provides a general framework for access control and authentication, via an extensible set of challenge-response authentication schemes, which can be used by a server to challenge a client request and by a client to provide authentication information. This document defines HTTP/1.1 authentication in terms of the architecture defined in "Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP/1.1): Message Syntax and Routing" [RFC7230], including the general framework previously described in "HTTP Authentication: Basic and Digest Access Authentication" [RFC2617] and the related fields and status codes previously defined in "Hypertext Transfer Protocol -- HTTP/1.1" [RFC2616].
Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) R. Fielding, Ed. Request for Comments: 7235 Adobe Obsoletes: 2616 J. Reschke, Ed. Updates: 2617 greenbytes Category: Standards Track June 2014 ISSN: 2070-1721
Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP/1.1): Authentication
The Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) is a stateless application- level protocol for distributed, collaborative, hypermedia information systems. This document defines the HTTP Authentication framework.
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