draft-ietf-httpauth-scram-auth-12.txt   draft-ietf-httpauth-scram-auth-13.txt 
HTTPAUTH A. Melnikov HTTPAUTH A. Melnikov
Internet-Draft Isode Ltd Internet-Draft Isode Ltd
Intended status: Standards Track November 28, 2015 Intended status: Experimental November 30, 2015
Expires: May 31, 2016 Expires: June 2, 2016
Salted Challenge Response (SCRAM) HTTP Authentication Mechanism Salted Challenge Response (SCRAM) HTTP Authentication Mechanism
draft-ietf-httpauth-scram-auth-12.txt draft-ietf-httpauth-scram-auth-13.txt
Abstract Abstract
The authentication mechanism most widely deployed and used by The authentication mechanism most widely deployed and used by
Internet application protocols is the transmission of clear-text Internet application protocols is the transmission of clear-text
passwords over a channel protected by Transport Layer Security (TLS). passwords over a channel protected by Transport Layer Security (TLS).
There are some significant security concerns with that mechanism, There are some significant security concerns with that mechanism,
which could be addressed by the use of a challenge response which could be addressed by the use of a challenge response
authentication mechanism protected by TLS. Unfortunately, the HTTP authentication mechanism protected by TLS. Unfortunately, the HTTP
Digest challenge response mechanism presently on the standards track Digest challenge response mechanism presently on the standards track
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