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Re: custom authentication functions

From: Darren New <dnew@yuan.fv.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Mar 1996 12:10:20 -0800 (PST)
To: marc@ckm.ucsf.edu
Cc: www-talk@w3.org
Message-Id: <Pine.LNX.3.91.960327120829.1508B-100000@yuan.fv.com>
On Wed, 27 Mar 1996, Marc Salomon wrote:
> Lastly, not all authentication schemes are based on the login/passwd model.
> Some only have a single cryptic password.  It would be cool to specify the
> number of authentication terms required for a custom scheme so that users are
> not confused by being prompted with boxes they should ignore.

I agree. The ideal would be to provide a realm, a title of some sort, and 
a list of prompts to take in values. "Basic" would then default to the 
prompts of username and password with a title "Basic authentication" or 
some such. The ability to configure some realms in the system as going 
thru CGI and others being done more efficiently would also be good.

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