HTTP Resources with User Names

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Author Rick van Rein 
Last updated 2020-08-06 (latest revision 2020-02-03)
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Many protocols support users under domain names, but HTTP does not. This specification defines a header for user names, independent of authenticated identities, and a link to userinfo in HTTP URIs. This intergrates naturally with HTTP, and results in a more refined resource authentication model, in support of advanced usage scenarios.


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