[rfc-dist] RFC 8120 on Mutual Authentication Protocol for HTTP

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        RFC 8120

        Title:      Mutual Authentication Protocol for HTTP 
        Author:     Y. Oiwa, H. Watanabe,
                    H. Takagi, K. Maeda,
                    T. Hayashi, Y. Ioku
        Status:     Experimental
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       April 2017
        Mailbox:    y.oiwa at aist.go.jp, 
                    h-watanabe at aist.go.jp, 
                    takagi.hiromitsu at aist.go.jp, 
                    kaorumaeda.ml at gmail.com, 
                    hayashi at lepidum.co.jp,
                    mutual-work at ioku.org
        Pages:      53
        Characters: 119330
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-httpauth-mutual-11.txt

        URL:        https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc8120

        DOI:        10.17487/RFC8120

This document specifies an authentication scheme for the Hypertext
Transfer Protocol (HTTP) that is referred to as either the Mutual
authentication scheme or the Mutual authentication protocol.  This
scheme provides true mutual authentication between an HTTP client and
an HTTP server using password-based authentication.  Unlike the Basic
and Digest authentication schemes, the Mutual authentication scheme
specified in this document assures the user that the server truly
knows the user's encrypted password.

This document is a product of the Hypertext Transfer Protocol Authentication Working Group of the IETF.


EXPERIMENTAL: This memo defines an Experimental Protocol for the
Internet community.  It does not specify an Internet standard of any
kind. Discussion and suggestions for improvement are requested.
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