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Initial Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) Authentication Scheme Registrations
RFC 7236

Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                        J. Reschke
Request for Comments: 7236                                    greenbytes
Category: Informational                                        June 2014
ISSN: 2070-1721

               Initial Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
                  Authentication Scheme Registrations

Abstract

   This document registers Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
   authentication schemes that have been defined in RFCs before the IANA
   HTTP Authentication Scheme Registry was established.

Status of This Memo

   This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is
   published for informational purposes.

   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).  Not all documents
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   Standard; see Section 2 of RFC 5741.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
   2.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
   3.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
   4.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

1.  Introduction

   This document registers Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
   authentication schemes that have been defined in RFCs before the IANA
   HTTP Authentication Scheme Registry was established.

2.  Security Considerations

   There are no security considerations related to the registration
   itself.

   Security considerations applicable to the individual authentication
   schemes ought to be discussed in the specifications that define them.

3.  IANA Considerations

   The registrations below have been added to the IANA "Hypertext
   Transfer Protocol (HTTP) Authentication Scheme Registry" at
   <http://www.iana.org/assignments/http-authschemes> (see Section 5.1
   of [RFC7235]).

   +----------------+------------+-------------------------------------+
   | Authentication | Reference  | Notes                               |
   | Scheme Name    |            |                                     |
   +----------------+------------+-------------------------------------+
   | Basic          | [RFC2617], |                                     |
   |                | Section 2  |                                     |
   | Bearer         | [RFC6750]  |                                     |
   | Digest         | [RFC2617], |                                     |
   |                | Section 3  |                                     |
   | Negotiate      | [RFC4559], | This authentication scheme violates |
   |                | Section 3  | both HTTP semantics (being          |
   |                |            | connection-oriented) and syntax     |
   |                |            | (use of syntax incompatible with    |
   |                |            | the WWW-Authenticate and            |
   |                |            | Authorization header field syntax). |
   | OAuth          | [RFC5849], |                                     |
   |                | Section    |                                     |
   |                | 3.5.1      |                                     |
   +----------------+------------+-------------------------------------+

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4.  Normative References

   [RFC2617]  Franks, J., Hallam-Baker, P., Hostetler, J., Lawrence, S.,

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