The 'Basic' HTTP Authentication Scheme

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This document defines the "Basic" Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) Authentication Scheme. Editorial Note (To be removed by RFC Editor before publication) Discussion of this draft takes place on the HTTPAuth working group mailing list (, which is archived at <http://>. XML versions, latest edits and the issues list for this document are available from < webdav/#draft-ietf-httpauth-basicauth-update>. The changes in this draft are summarized in Appendix A.1.


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