Document Name: RFC 7616
Document URI: urn:ietf:rfc:7616
Online Version:
Organization: Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
Series: Request for Comments (RFC)
Abstract: The Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) provides a simple challenge-response authentication mechanism that may be used by a server to challenge a client request and by a client to provide authentication information. This document defines the HTTP Digest Authentication scheme that can be used with the HTTP authentication mechanism.

Specified Web Concepts:

HTTP Authentication Schemes


HTTP Header Fields

Authorization , WWW-Authenticate

Hash Algorithms for HTTP Digest Authentication

MD5 , SHA-256 , SHA-512-256

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