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RFC 6797

"HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS)", November 2012

Canonical URL:
http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc6797.txt
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Status:
PROPOSED STANDARD
Authors:
J. Hodges
C. Jackson
A. Barth
Stream:
IETF
Source:
websec (app)

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Abstract

This specification defines a mechanism enabling web sites to declare themselves accessible only via secure connections and/or for users to be able to direct their user agent(s) to interact with given sites only over secure connections. This overall policy is referred to as HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS). The policy is declared by web sites via the Strict-Transport-Security HTTP response header field and/or by other means, such as user agent configuration, for example. [STANDARDS-TRACK]


For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.


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