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Re: another Digest Access Authentication question

From: Eric W. Sink <eric@spyglass.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Mar 1995 09:01:40 -0600
Message-Id: <ab95ebee04021004d617@[192.246.238.160]>
To: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com

>[Has the "Digest" authentication scheme become "KeyedDigest"?]

No, it's "Digest".

>So I don't see the
>problem with unsecured anchors.  The [Keyed]Digest authentication
>successfully required Alice to identify herself, as it was supposed to.

Agreed, Digest Authentication, is just that -- Authentication.  It is not
encryption, and it wasn't intended to be.  If you want to pass sensitive
information, use SHTTP.


--
Eric W. Sink, Senior Software Engineer --  eric@spyglass.com

        http://www.spyglass.com/~eric/home.htm
Received on Wednesday, 22 March 1995 08:23:06 EST

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