HTTP Digest Authentication Using AKA

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Authors Aki Niemi  , Jari Arkko  , Vesa Torvinen 
Last updated 2002-02-22
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The Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) Authentication Framework includes two authentication schemes: Basic and Digest. Both schemes employ a shared secret based mechanism for access authentication. The Authentication and Key Agreement (AKA) mechanism performs user authentication and session key distribution in Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS) networks. AKA is a challenge- response based mechanism that uses symmetric cryptography. This memo specifies an AKA based password generation mechanism for HTTP Digest access authentication.


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