RFC 8053 on HTTP Authentication Extensions for Interactive Clients

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A new Request for Comments is now available in online RFC libraries.

        
        RFC 8053

        Title:      HTTP Authentication Extensions for 
                    Interactive Clients 
        Author:     Y. Oiwa, H. Watanabe,
                    H. Takagi, K. Maeda,
                    T. Hayashi, Y. Ioku
        Status:     Experimental
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       January 2017
        Mailbox:    y.oiwa@aist.go.jp, 
                    h-watanabe@aist.go.jp, 
                    takagi.hiromitsu@aist.go.jp,
                    maeda@lepidum.co.jp, 
                    hayashi@lepidum.co.jp,
                    mutual-work@ioku.org
        Pages:      28
        Characters: 62530
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-httpauth-extension-09.txt

        URL:        https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc8053

        DOI:        10.17487/RFC8053

This document specifies extensions for the HTTP authentication
framework for interactive clients.  Currently, fundamental features
of HTTP-level authentication are insufficient for complex
requirements of various Web-based applications.  This forces these
applications to implement their own authentication frameworks by
means such as HTML forms, which becomes one of the hurdles against
introducing secure authentication mechanisms handled jointly by
servers and user agents.  The extended framework fills gaps between
Web application requirements and HTTP authentication provisions to
solve the above problems, while maintaining compatibility with
existing Web and non-Web uses of HTTP authentication.

This document is a product of the Hypertext Transfer Protocol Authentication Working Group of the IETF.


EXPERIMENTAL: This memo defines an Experimental Protocol for the
Internet community.  It does not specify an Internet standard of any
kind. Discussion and suggestions for improvement are requested.
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