HTTPbis Working GroupJ. Reschke
Internet-Draftgreenbytes
Intended status: InformationalApril 17, 2014
Expires: October 19, 2014

Initial Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) Authentication Scheme Registrations
draft-ietf-httpbis-authscheme-registrations-latest

Abstract

This document registers Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) authentication schemes which have been defined in RFCs before the IANA HTTP Authentication Scheme Registry was established.

Editorial Note (To be removed by RFC Editor)

Discussion of this draft takes place on the HTTPBIS working group mailing list (ietf-http-wg@w3.org), which is archived at <http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/ietf-http-wg/>.

The current issues list is at <http://trac.tools.ietf.org/wg/httpbis/trac/query?component=authscheme-registrations> and related documents (including fancy diffs) can be found at <http://tools.ietf.org/wg/httpbis/>.

The changes in this draft are summarized in Appendix A.3.

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction

This document registers Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) authentication schemes which have been defined in RFCs before the IANA HTTP Authentication Scheme Registry was established.

2. Security Considerations

There are no security considerations related to the registration itself.

Security considerations applicable to the individual authentication schemes ought to be discussed in the specifications that define them.

3. IANA Considerations

The table below provides registrations of HTTP authentication schemes to be added to the IANA HTTP Authentication Scheme registry at <http://www.iana.org/assignments/http-authschemes> (see Section 5.1 of [draft-ietf-httpbis-p7-auth]).

Authentication Scheme NameReferenceNotes
Basic[RFC2617], Section 2
Bearer[RFC6750]
Digest[RFC2617], Section 3
Negotiate[RFC4559], Section 3This authentication scheme violates both HTTP semantics (being connection-oriented) and syntax (use of syntax incompatible with the WWW-Authenticate and Authorization header field syntax).
OAuth[RFC5849], Section 3.5.1

4. Normative References

[draft-ietf-httpbis-p7-auth]Fielding, R., Ed. and J. Reschke, Ed., “Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP/1.1): Authentication”, Internet-Draft draft-ietf-httpbis-p7-auth-26 (work in progress), February 2014.
[RFC2617]Franks, J., Hallam-Baker, P., Hostetler, J., Lawrence, S., Leach, P., Luotonen, A., and L. Stewart, “HTTP Authentication: Basic and Digest Access Authentication”, RFC 2617, June 1999.
[RFC4559]Jaganathan, K., Zhu, L., and J. Brezak, “SPNEGO-based Kerberos and NTLM HTTP Authentication in Microsoft Windows”, RFC 4559, June 2006.
[RFC5849]Hammer-Lahav, E., “The OAuth 1.0 Protocol”, RFC 5849, April 2010.
[RFC6750]Jones, M. and D. Hardt, “The OAuth 2.0 Authorization Framework: Bearer Token Usage”, RFC 6750, October 2012.

A. Change Log (to be removed by RFC Editor before publication)

Changes up to the IETF Last Call draft are summarized in <http://trac.tools.ietf.org/html/draft-ietf-httpbis-authscheme-registrations-08#appendix-B>.

A.1 Since draft-ietf-httpbis-authscheme-registrations-08

Closed issues:

Clarified the IANA action to say "add".

Updated httpbis reference.

A.2 Since draft-ietf-httpbis-authscheme-registrations-09

Closed issues:

Updated httpbis reference.

A.3 Since draft-ietf-httpbis-authscheme-registrations-10

None yet.

Author's Address

Julian F. Reschke
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