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RFC 7616, "HTTP Digest Access Authentication", September 2015

Source of RFC: httpauth (sec)

Errata ID: 5801
Status: Held for Document Update
Type: Editorial
Publication Format(s) : TEXT

Reported By: Franck MOURRE
Date Reported: 2019-08-06
Held for Document Update by: Benjamin Kaduk
Date Held: 2019-08-08

Section 3.7 says:

   This specification defines the following algorithms:

   o  SHA2-256 (mandatory to implement)

   o  SHA2-512/256 (as a backup algorithm)

   o  MD5 (for backward compatibility).

It should say:

   This specification defines the following algorithms:

   o  SHA-256 (mandatory to implement)

   o  SHA-512/256 (as a backup algorithm)

   o  MD5 (for backward compatibility).

Notes:

The SHA-2 family of algorithms are conventionally referred to using just "SHA-" and the bit strength, not "SHA2-" and the bit strength.

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