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HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS)

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (individual)
Expired & archived
Authors Jeff Hodges , Collin Jackson , Adam Barth
Last updated 2011-08-26 (Latest revision 2010-07-12)
Replaced by draft-ietf-websec-strict-transport-sec
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Stream Stream state (No stream defined)
Consensus boilerplate Unknown
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IESG IESG state Replaced by draft-ietf-websec-strict-transport-sec
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This Internet-Draft is no longer active. A copy of the expired Internet-Draft is available in these formats:


This specification defines a mechanism enabling Web sites to declare themselves accessible only via secure connections, and/or for users to be able to direct their user agent(s) to interact with given sites only over secure connections. This overall policy is referred to as HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS). The policy is declared by Web sites via the Strict-Transport-Security HTTP Response Header Field, and/or by other means, e.g. user agent configuration.


Jeff Hodges
Collin Jackson
Adam Barth

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