HTTP URL Scheme extension for authentication

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Author Alexey Melnikov 
Last updated 2003-12-23
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'HTTPS' scheme gives an HTTP client a hint that it must establish a TLS protected channel before invoking an operation described by the URL. This document defines extension to both 'HTTP' and 'HTTPS' schemes that tells the client to perform Simple Authentication and Security Layer [SASL] authentication according to SASL in HTTP 1.1 [HTTP-SASL] before invoking an operation described by the HTTP URL.


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