Salted Challenge Response HTTP Authentication Mechanism, March 2016
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- A. Melnikov
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This specification describes a family of HTTP authentication mechanisms called the Salted Challenge Response Authentication Mechanism (SCRAM), which provides a more robust authentication mechanism than a plaintext password protected by Transport Layer Security (TLS) and avoids the deployment obstacles presented by earlier TLS-protected challenge response authentication mechanisms.
For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.
For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.