RFC 8120

Mutual Authentication Protocol for HTTP, April 2017

Canonical URL:
https://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc8120.txt
File formats:
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Status:
EXPERIMENTAL
Authors:
Y. Oiwa
H. Watanabe
H. Takagi
K. Maeda
T. Hayashi
Y. Ioku
Stream:
IETF
Source:
httpauth (sec)

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DOI:  10.17487/RFC8120

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Abstract

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.


For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.


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