HTTP Origin-Bound Authentication (HOBA)
draft-farrell-httpbis-hoba-02

 
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Abstract

HTTP Origin-Bound Authentication (HOBA) is a design for an HTTP authentication method with credentials that are not vulnerable to phishing attacks, and that does not require a server-side password database. The design can also be used in Javascript-based authentication embedded in HTML. HOBA is an alternative to HTTP authentication schemes that require passwords with all the negative attributes that come with password-based systems. HOBA can be integrated with account management and other applications running over HTTP and supports portability, so a user can associate more than one device or origin-bound key with the same service. We also describe a way in which the HOBA design can be used from a Javascript web client. When deployed, HOBA will be a drop-in replacement for password-based HTTP authentication or JavaScript authentication.

Authors

Stephen Farrell (stephen.farrell@cs.tcd.ie)
Paul Hoffman (paul.hoffman@vpnc.org)
Michael Thomas (mike@phresheez.com)

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