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Re: 'Basic' Authentication...

From: Peter J Churchyard <pjc@trusted.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Jan 1996 19:37:19 -0500 (EST)
Message-Id: <9601260037.AA14939@hilo.trusted.com>
To: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
basic authentication is very useful. AS long as the client prints
the realm info it can easily be used to provide strong auth as
provided by Securid, S/Key, Digital Pathways SNK etc.

The 'server' end has to keep state etc but is useful where http/html
is being used to talk to management interfaces. So although its
original intention maybe obsolete its behaviour isn't

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