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Request for help: digest authentication implementation

From: Henrik Frystyk Nielsen <frystyk@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 20 Jul 1998 11:04:15 -0400
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To: www-lib@w3.org
Cc: jg@w3.org

As you may know, we are in the final stages of the HTTP/1.1 process for
going to draft standard. One of the things that we need is to show that
digest authentication works as specified by


I am looking for volunteers that have a) already implemented this in libwww
or b) would like to do so in the near future. If so do they want to share
the code with the rest of the libwww community?

The hooks for new authentication schemes are already there - they can be
registered dynamically in libwww using the HTAA_newModule(...) function
described in


The Basic auth is done this way and you can find the implementation in




I started a long time ago making a digest implementation but it's not
finished and needs some work to get working.

Any taker for this task? I can assure you that you will get a lot of
applause from everybody working on HTTP!

Henrik Frystyk Nielsen,
World Wide Web Consortium
Received on Monday, 20 July 1998 11:07:14 UTC

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