Note: a later version of this document has been published as RFC 7236.
This document registers Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) authentication schemes that have been defined in RFCs before the IANA HTTP Authentication Scheme Registry was established.
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This is a temporary document for the purpose of tracking the editorial changes made during the AUTH48 (RFC publication) phase.
This document registers Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) authentication schemes that have been defined in RFCs before the IANA HTTP Authentication Scheme Registry was established.¶
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.¶
The registrations below have been added to the IANA "Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) Authentication Scheme Registry" at <http://www.iana.org/assignments/http-authschemes> (see Section 5.1 of [RFC7235]).¶
|Authentication Scheme Name||Reference||Notes|
|Basic||[RFC2617], Section 2|
|Digest||[RFC2617], Section 3|
|Negotiate||[RFC4559], Section 3||This 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|