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Basic Authentication

From: Denero Watz <denero_watz@yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 2 Oct 2003 12:08:52 -0400 (EDT)
Message-ID: <20031002155107.67449.qmail@web14801.mail.yahoo.com>
To: http-wg@hplb.hpl.hp.com

   I am a newbie to HTTP and writing an http client
application. I need to authenticate to a server which
is protected by basic authentication. But to connect
to the original server I need to connect to a proxy
which is also protected by basic authentication.

What I need to do here is to send the base-64 encoded
authentication header as part of the request. But
since the this has to be passed at two levels, can I
pass two values for the header at the same time? one
for the proxy and the other for the actual server?
Otherwise I will get the challenge back from one of
these servers right?

I also wanted to know how valid is this scenario.

Thanks for any help,

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Received on Thursday, 2 October 2003 15:29:18 UTC

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