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HTTP Digest Access Authentication (RFC7616) Disclosure Number: IPCOM000244955D
Original Publication Date: 2015-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2016-Feb-04
Document File: 64 page(s) / 72K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

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R. Shekh-Yusef: AUTHOR [+3]


HTTP provides a simple challenge-response authentication mechanism that may be used by a server to challenge a client request and by a client to provide authentication information. This document defines the HTTP Digest Authentication scheme that can be used with the HTTP authentication mechanism.

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)               R. Shekh-Yusef, Ed. Request for Comments: 7616                                         Avaya Obsoletes: 2617                                                D. Ahrens Category: Standards Track                                    Independent ISSN: 2070-1721                                                S. Bremer                                                              Netzkonform                                                           September 2015

                    HTTP Digest Access Authentication


   The Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) provides a simple challenge-    response authentication mechanism that may be used by a server to    challenge a client request and by a client to provide authentication    information.  This document defines the HTTP Digest Authentication    scheme that can be used with the HTTP authentication mechanism.

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

Shekh-Yusef, et al.          Standards Track                    [Page 1]
 RFC 7616            HTTP Digest Access Authentication     September 2015

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