HTTP signature schemes provide integrity and authenticity on the application layer. Using them increase security but also incurs complexity.
Lots of modern web application utilize bearer tokens. They are ideal for backend integration, but can also be used on the frontend.
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Cookies are the de-facto authentication between browser and server. For a good reason, they can provide full-blown session management with low complexity.
HTTP Digest Authentication was designed to completely replace Basic Auth. It provides increased security at the cost of significant complexity...
HTTP Basic Auth has been with us for ages. Some despise it for its insecurity, while others love it for its simplicity. Should you opt for using it or avoid it at all cost?