HTTP Authentication - |JSON| Scheme
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httpauth                                                    J. Woodworth
Internet-Draft                                                 D. Ballew
Intended status: Experimental                          CenturyLink, Inc.
Expires: August 31, 2017                                  March 05, 2017

                  HTTP Authentication - |JSON| Scheme
                   draft-woodworth-json-http-auth-01

Abstract

   The |JSON| authentication scheme provides a mechanism for exchanging
   authentication challenges and credentials as objects in the form of
   JavaScript Object Notation (JSON).  This scheme offers a secure
   mechanism of providing authenticated access to a set of protected
   HTTP resources which may be handled by scripting utility framework as
   in XMLHttpRequest calls (AJAX) or directly by the client's user
   agent.  This chaining feature is unique to this scheme.

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Table of Contents:

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
      1.1.  Background and Related Documents . . . . . . . . . . .   3
      1.2.  Reserved Words . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   2.  The |JSON| HTTP-Authentication Scheme . . . . . . . . . . .   4
      2.1.  JSON Based Payloads  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
      2.2.  Chained Authentication Cursor (CAC)  . . . . . . . . .   5
      2.3.  Extensible Authentication Indicators (EAI) . . . . . .   5
      2.4.  One-Time Password (OTP) Authentication Capability  . .   5
   3.  |JSON| Authentication Scheme Types  . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
      3.1.  The "password" |JSON| Authentication Type  . . . . . .   6
      3.2.  The "challenge" |JSON| Authentication Type . . . . . .   8
      3.3.  The Hybrid One-Off |JSON| Authentication Type
                            Variant  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
   4.  Implementation Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
   4.1  Nonce Generation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
   4.2  User-Agent Scripted Authentication . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
   5.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
   6.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
   7.  Acknowledgments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
   8.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
      8.1.  Normative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
      8.2.  Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
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