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The 'acct' URI Scheme (RFC7565)

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Original Publication Date: 2015-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2015-May-21
Document File: 16 page(s) / 18K

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P. Saint-Andre: AUTHOR

Abstract

Existing Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) schemes that enable interaction with, or that identify resources associated with, a user's account at a service provider are tied to particular services or application protocols. Two examples are the 'mailto' scheme (which enables interaction with a user's email account) and the 'http' scheme (which enables retrieval of web files controlled by a user or interaction with interfaces providing information about a user). However, there exists no URI scheme that generically identifies a user's account at a service provider without specifying a particular protocol to use when interacting with the account. This specification fills that gap.

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                    P. Saint-Andre Request for Comments: 7565                                      May 2015 Category: Standards Track ISSN: 2070-1721

                          The 'acct' URI Scheme

Abstract

   This document defines the 'acct' Uniform Resource Identifier (URI)    scheme as a way to identify a user's account at a service provider,    irrespective of the particular protocols that can be used to interact    with the account.

Status of This Memo

   This is an Internet Standards Track document.

   This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force    (IETF).  It represents the consensus of the IETF community.  It has    received public review and has been approved for publication by the    Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG).  Further information on    Internet Standards is available in Section 2 of RFC 5741.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,    and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at    http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc7565.

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 Saint-Andre                  Standards Track                    [Page 1]
 RFC 7565                  The 'acct' URI Scheme                 May 2015

 Table of Contents

   1. Introduction ....................................................2    2. Terminology .....................................................2    3. Rationale .......................................................2    4. Definition ......................................................3    5. Security Considerations .........................................4    6. Internationalization Considerations .............................5    7. IANA Considerations .............................................5    8. References ......................................................6       8.1. Normative References .......................................6       8.2. Informative References .....................................7    Acknowledgements ...................................................8    Author...