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Interactive Authentication of Non-Interactive HTTP Requests

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (individual)
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Author Benjamin M. Schwartz
Last updated 2023-04-20 (Latest revision 2022-10-17)
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On the World Wide Web, a rich ecosystem of authentication options has been developed to support access control for HTTP resources. However, non-interactive usage of HTTP remains limited to the simple authentication mechanisms defined in the HTTP standards. This specification allows non-interactive HTTP contexts to open a browser- like authentication context when necessary, and close it when authentication is complete.


Benjamin M. Schwartz

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