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Re: Authentication

From: Benoit Mahe <Benoit.Mahe@sophia.inria.fr>
Date: Wed, 28 Apr 1999 13:18:37 +0200
Message-ID: <3726EE8D.7311606A@sophia.inria.fr>
To: Buchs Christian <cbu@elca.ch>
CC: Benoit Mahe <Benoit.Mahe@sophia.inria.fr>, www-jigsaw@w3.org
Buchs Christian wrote:

> In the authentication process in Jigsaw, I have some problems to
> understand how the persistance works. In more details, when a user
> connects to the server, he authenticates once and then all
> subsequent requests don't need to be preceded by an authentication.

Because the client send the authentication header with all the subsequent
requests. So he authenticates on each request.

> How does it work? Is the IP address stored somewhere or is there some
> internal ID system implemented?

The client cache the username/password, that's all. Nothing is stored in the

Regards, Benoit.

> I have browsed classes like GenericAuthFilter but can't see where
> the mecanism is done.
> Regards,
> ch. Buchs

- Benoît Mahé -------------------------------------------------------
                      World Wide Web Consortium   (W3C)
                    Architecture domain - Jigsaw Engineer

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Received on Wednesday, 28 April 1999 07:22:07 UTC

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