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Protecting heirarchies

From: Gavin Nicol <gtn@ebt.com>
Date: Mon, 10 Apr 1995 01:14:15 -0400
Message-Id: <199504100514.BAA27939@ebt-inc.ebt.com>
To: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
Hi. One thing I've been thinking about recently is security. I would
like to be able to assign different passwords to different levels of
a heirarchy, and to have the clearances be cumultive:

  <root>   Basic foo:bar
     +----- <directory1>  Basic grok:baz
                +----- <directory2> Basic foo:pax

where to get to directory2 via a URL you'd do something like:


What I want is:

   1) To get to directory2, you need all the name+password pairs
   2) That when you move back up, you don't need to reauthenticate

This isn't directly related to HTTP, but is rather a server-side
issue. I was wondering is anyone has done this?

Received on Sunday, 9 April 1995 22:16:21 UTC

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