HTTP Authentication-Info and Proxy-Authentication-Info Response Header Fields
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From: The IESG <email@example.com> To: IETF-Announce <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: RFC Editor <email@example.com>, httpbis mailing list <firstname.lastname@example.org>, httpbis chair <email@example.com> Subject: Protocol Action: 'The Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) Authentication-Info and Proxy- Authentication-Info Response Header Fields' to Proposed Standard (draft-ietf-httpbis-auth-info-05.txt) The IESG has approved the following document: - 'The Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) Authentication-Info and Proxy- Authentication-Info Response Header Fields' (draft-ietf-httpbis-auth-info-05.txt) as Proposed Standard This document is the product of the Hypertext Transfer Protocol Working Group. The IESG contact person is Barry Leiba. A URL of this Internet Draft is: http://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-ietf-httpbis-auth-info/
Technical Summary This specification defines the "Authentication-Info" and "Proxy-Authentication-Info" response header fields, for use in HTTP authentication schemes that need to return information once the client's authentication credentials have been accepted. Review and Consensus This document separates the definition of the "Authentication-Info" and "Proxy-Authentication-Info" HTTP header fields from RFC2617, so that they can be used by other HTTP authentication schemes (including some being actively developed). As such, the header fields have already enjoyed implementation and deployment; this merely re-specifies them for more generic use. Other Working Groups depend upon this specification to progress their work items. The specification has been reviewed, and its content has been uncontroversial. Personnel The document shepherd is Mark Nottingham; the responsible Area Director is Barry Leiba.