HTTP signatures

Ben Werdmuller, May 07, 2013
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Post describing an internet draft specification to sign HTTP requests with encrypted signatures. I've long been in favour of such an idea, provided that we get to choose our own signatures (ie., we can have 'work identity', 'home identity', 'browsing drunk identity', etc.). "Several web service providers have invented their own schemes for signing HTTP requests, but to date, none have been placed in the public domain as a standard. This document serves that purpose."

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