Re: [#177] Realm required on challenges

Thomas Broyer wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 7, 2009 at 10:28 AM, Adrien de Croy wrote:
>> I question the validity of requiring that realm be a parameter of every
>> (even new) scheme that has a challenge.
>> I've never seen a browser use the realm for anything other than a label in a
>> dialog box either.
> Plain wrong!
> See
OK. Glad to be wrong on that count.

One thing, since most of my experience is associated with proxies.  What 
is the realm supposed to be set for when authenticating to a proxy that 
uses the same credentials for all sites.



> I tested it in IE8, Firefox 3.5, Opera 9.64, Safari 4 and Chrome
> (Dev channel), all on Windows.
> Only Chrome fails the test and do not ask for your credentials when
> going from Foo to Bar the first time; all others take the realm into
> account when storing the credentials for use in subsequent requests;
> realm is not just a label in a dialog box.

Adrien de Croy - WinGate Proxy Server -

Received on Tuesday, 7 July 2009 09:08:11 UTC