Web Transaction Security (wts)

NOTE: This charter is a snapshot of that in effect at the time of the 38th IETF Meeting in Memphis, Tennessee. It may now be out-of-date.


Charlie Kaufman <charlie_kaufman@iris.com>

Security Area Director(s): 

Jeffrey Schiller <jis@mit.edu>

Mailing Lists: 

General Discussion:www-security@nsmx.rutgers.edu
To Subscribe: www-security-request@nsmx.rutgers.edu
Archive: http://www-ns.rutgers.edu/www-security

Description of Working Group: 

The goal of the Web Transaction Security Working Group is to develop requirements and a specification for the provision of security services to Web transaction, e.g., transactions using HyperText Transport Protocol (HTTP). This work will proceed in parallel to and independently of the development of non-security features in the HTTP Working Group. The working group will prepare two documents for submission as Internet Drafts; an HTTP Security Requirements Specification, and an HTTP Security Protocol Specification. The latter will be submitted as a Standards Track RFC.

Goals and Milestones:


HTTP Security Requirements submitted as Internet-Draft.

Jul 95 

HTTP Security Requirements finalized at the Stockholm IETF. Submit HTTP Security Specification proposal(s) as Internet-Drafts.

Dec 95 

HTTP Security Specification finalized at the Dallas IETF, submit to IESG for consideration as a Proposed Standard.


· The Secure HyperText Transfer Protocol 

· Security Extensions For HTML

Request For Comments:





Considerations for Web Transaction Security

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