RFC 7617

The 'Basic' HTTP Authentication Scheme, September 2015

Canonical URL:
https://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc7617.txt
File formats:
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Status:
PROPOSED STANDARD
Obsoletes:
RFC 2617
Author:
J. Reschke
Stream:
IETF
Source:
httpauth (sec)

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DOI:  http://dx.doi.org/10.17487/RFC7617

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Abstract

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.


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