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RE: Authentication in existing WebDAV servers

From: Yaron Goland (Exchange) <yarong@Exchange.Microsoft.com>
Date: Mon, 1 Nov 1999 22:50:20 -0800
Message-ID: <078292D50C98D2118D090008C7E9C6A603C9681F@STAY.platinum.corp.microsoft.com>
To: "'Greg Stein'" <gstein@lyra.org>, "Richard C." <zhengc@ea.oac.uci.edu>
Cc: "'WebDAV'" <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>
The spec says that digest MUST be supported. You can use anything you want,
including nothing.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Greg Stein [mailto:gstein@lyra.org]
> Sent: Monday, November 01, 1999 6:54 PM
> To: Richard C.
> Cc: 'WebDAV'
> Subject: Re: Authentication in existing WebDAV servers
> 
> 
> 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
> authentication.
> 
> Cheers,
> -g
> 
> --
> Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/
> 
Received on Tuesday, 2 November 1999 01:50:35 GMT

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