W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > www-talk@w3.org > March to April 1999

Re: user credential passing standard

From: Kevin J. Dyer <kdyer@draper.com>
Date: Thu, 15 Apr 1999 11:35:44 -0400 (EDT)
To: tvaughan@aventail.com, www-talk@w3.org
Message-id: <990415111336.ZM9250@triton.draper.com>
Tom,

  You didn't mention if the servers are in the same Domain.  If they are then
using a combination of Domain cookies and a common authentication server to
your
servers would probably do the trick.  Digest authentication is better but
as people have already stated, it ain't there yet.  Are you worried about
session timouts, single signon, access control and simplified administration?
You might want to look at a commercial SSO system for web servers.

						Just another voice,

						Kevin

On Apr 14,  2:42pm, tvaughan@aventail.com wrote:
> Subject: user credential passing standard
> Is there a standard way to pass user credentials from one web server/proxy
> to another web server/proxy? Like encrypted cookies or something.
>
> -Tom
>
>-- End of excerpt from tvaughan@aventail.com



--
=====================================================================
Kevin J. Dyer	 			     Draper Laboratory  MS 35
Email: <kdyer@draper.com>		     555 Tech. Sq.
Phone: 617-258-4962			     Cambridge, MA 02139
FAX: 617-258-2061
---------------------------------------------------------------------
         _/_/_/_/     _/         _/  _/  _/       _/  _/_/_/_/
        _/      _/   _/_/     _/_/  _/  _/_/     _/  _/
       _/       _/  _/ _/   _/ _/  _/  _/  _/   _/   _/_/_/
      _/      _/   _/  _/ _/  _/  _/  _/    _/ _/        _/
     _/_/_/_/     _/    _/   _/  _/  _/       _/  _/_/_/_/

       Data Management & Information Navigation Systems
=====================================================================
Received on Thursday, 15 April 1999 16:39:25 GMT

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.2.0+W3C-0.50 : Wednesday, 27 October 2010 18:14:24 GMT