I-D ACTION:draft-ietf-http-digest-aa-03.txt

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       Title     : A Proposed Extension to HTTP : Digest Access 
       Author(s) : J. Hostetler, J. Franks, P. Hallam-Baker, 
                   P. Leach, A. Luotonen, E. Sink, L. Stewart
       Filename  : draft-ietf-http-digest-aa-03.txt
       Pages     : 9
       Date      : 03/22/1996

The protocol referred to as "HTTP/1.0" includes specification for a Basic 
Access Authentication scheme.  This scheme is not considered to be a secure
method of user authentication, as the user name and password are passed 
over the network in an unencrypted form.  A specification for a new 
authentication scheme is needed for future versions of the HTTP protocol.  
This document provides specification for such a scheme, referred to as 
"Digest Access Authentication".  The encryption method used by default is 
the RSA Data Security, Inc. MD5 Message-Digest Algorithm [2].              

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