HTTP Authentication Framework


HTTP Authentication Framework is defined in RFC 7235 and provides a general framework for HTTP Access Control and authentication, via an extensible set of challenge-response Authentication Schemes, which can be used by a server to challenge a client request and by a client to provide authentication credentials.

The IANA Registry titled: "Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) Authentication Scheme Registry" defines the namespace for the HTTP Authentication Framework in challenges and credentials.

Some of the more common HTTP Authentication Methods are:

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