SHTTP

(redirected from S-HTTP)
Also found in: Dictionary, Acronyms, Wikipedia.

SHTTP

(Secure HTTP) An earlier security protocol that provided secure transactions over the Web. Working at the application layer rather than the transport layer of the protocol stack, SHTTP was also used to authenticate the client. In contrast, SSL is used to authenticate the Web server. SHTTP was endorsed by a variety of organizations and integrated into various browsers and other systems, but gave way mostly to SSL for routine security over the Web. See HTTPS, SSL and security protocol.
References in periodicals archive ?
We are more likely to see the immediate use of such protocols as SSL and S-HTTP, as well as such payment mechanisms as SET.
nFast supports the widest range of encryption algorithms and protocols used in Internet commerce and security, including SSL, TLS, S/MIME, DES, Triple-DES, CAST, SHA-1, S-HTTP and others.
We chose to use the SPYRUS SecureWeb toolkit because it has proven, ready-to-use SSL and S-HTTP capabilities.