[rfc-dist] RFC 6896 on SCS: KoanLogic's Secure Cookie Sessions for HTTP

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        RFC 6896

        Title:      SCS: KoanLogic's Secure Cookie Sessions 
                    for HTTP 
        Author:     S. Barbato, S. Dorigotti,
                    T. Fossati, Ed.
        Status:     Informational
        Stream:     Independent
        Date:       March 2013
        Mailbox:    tat at koanlogic.com, 
                    stewy at koanlogic.com, 
                    tho at koanlogic.com
        Pages:      23
        Characters: 44175
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-secure-cookie-session-protocol-09.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc6896.txt

This memo defines a generic URI and HTTP-header-friendly envelope
for carrying symmetrically encrypted, authenticated, and
origin-timestamped tokens.  It also describes one possible usage of
such tokens via a simple protocol based on HTTP cookies.

Secure Cookie Session (SCS) use cases cover a wide spectrum of
applications, ranging from distribution of authorized content via HTTP
(e.g., with out-of-band signed URIs) to securing browser sessions with
diskless embedded devices (e.g., Small Office, Home Office (SOHO)
routers) or web servers with high availability or load- balancing
requirements that may want to delegate the handling of the application
state to clients instead of using shared storage or forced peering.

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