The 'Basic' HTTP Authentication Scheme, September 2015
- Canonical URL:
- File formats:
- PROPOSED STANDARD
- RFC 2617
- J. Reschke
- httpauth (sec)
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This document defines the "Basic" Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) authentication scheme, which transmits credentials as user-id/ password pairs, encoded using Base64.
For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.
For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.