The Network Authentication Required HTTP Status Code

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Author Mark Nottingham 
Last updated 2011-02-17
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"Captive portals" are a commonly-deployed means of obtaining access credentials and/or payment for a network. This memo introduces a new HTTP status code as a means of addressing issues found in these deployments. This memo should be discussed on the mailing list, although it is not a work item of the HTTPbis WG.


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