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Re: Authentication in existing WebDAV servers

From: Greg Stein <gstein@lyra.org>
Date: Mon, 1 Nov 1999 18:53:49 -0800 (PST)
To: "Richard C." <zhengc@ea.oac.uci.edu>
cc: "'WebDAV'" <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.10.9911011852320.29732-100000@nebula.lyra.org>
On Mon, 1 Nov 1999, Richard C. wrote:
> I am writing a Java problem to connect to WebDAV server, I am using
> HTTPClient library, so should I use basic authentication or digest
> authentication?  

The WebDAV spec states that Digest authentication must be used.

However, all clients and servers, that I'm aware of, are flexible in this
regard. For example, Apache and mod_dav will allow the use of Basic


Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/
Received on Monday, 1 November 1999 21:52:32 UTC

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