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The 'Basic' HTTP Authentication Scheme (RFC7617)

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Original Publication Date: 2015-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2016-Feb-04
Document File: 30 page(s) / 30K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

J. Reschke: AUTHOR

Abstract

This document defines the "Basic" Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) authentication scheme, which transmits credentials as user-id/ password pairs, encoded using Base64 (HTTP authentication schemes are defined in [RFC7235]).

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                        J. Reschke Request for Comments: 7617                                    greenbytes Obsoletes: 2617                                           September 2015 Category: Standards Track ISSN: 2070-1721

                  The 'Basic' HTTP Authentication Scheme

Abstract

   This document defines the "Basic" Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)    authentication scheme, which transmits credentials as user-id/    password pairs, encoded using Base64.

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/rfc7617.

Reschke                      Standards Track                    [Page 1]
 RFC 7617           'Basic' HTTP Authentication Scheme     September 2015

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