Hypertext Transport Protocol (HTTP) Session Continuation: Problem Statement

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Author Nicolás Williams 
Last updated 2013-07-05 (latest revision 2013-01-01)
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One of the most often talked about problems in web security is "cookies". Web cookies are a method of associating requests with "sessions" that may have been authenticated somehow. Cookies are a form of bearer token that leave much to be desired. This document describes the session "continuation" problem for the HyperText Transport Protocol (HTTP).


Nicolás Williams (nico@cryptonector.com)

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