Use of the GSS-API for Web Security

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Last updated 1995-11-06
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This specification describes a means of using the Generic Security Service Application Program Interface (GSS-API) to secure World Wide Web transactions. Use of the GSS-API enables mutual authentication and data encryption capabilities to be incorporated into Web clients (browsers) and servers in a security technology-independent manner. Such an approach facilitates the use of Web applications in a variety of security environments, and provides a basis for Web applications to negotiate common security mechanisms at run-time.


Doug Rosenthal (

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