Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)J. Reschke
Request for Comments: 7236greenbytes
Category: InformationalJune 2014
ISSN: 2070-1721

Initial Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) Authentication Scheme Registrations

Abstract

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

Status of This Memo

This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is published for informational purposes.

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1. Introduction

This document registers Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) authentication schemes that 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 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 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

[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.
[RFC7235]
Fielding, R., Ed. and J. Reschke, Ed., “Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP/1.1): Authentication”, RFC 7235, June 2014.

Author's Address

Julian F. Reschke
greenbytes GmbH
Hafenweg 16
Muenster, NW 48155
Germany
Email: julian.reschke@greenbytes.de
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