Questions tagged [http-basic-auth]

HTTP basic auth is an authentication mechanism used for websites over the HTTP protocol. It is commonly recogniced by a browser password prompt.

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Firefox not deleting HTTP Basic authentication credentials although being instructed to do so

On one of my web servers, I have set up a password-protected directory using the well-known .htaccess / .htpasswd mechanism. The web server is run by Apache 2.4.10 under Debian jessie, if that matters....
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REST API Basic Authentication Use Case

I'm developing REST APIs and would like to know if Basic Authentication will be enough to secure them, or if I should be looking into other authentication methods, like OAuth2. My APIs are setup to ...
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Using Digest Authentication to fix TLS/PKI? Patents?

TLS/PKI guarantees that the domain name as normally displayed in the URL in a browser is the one that is being communicated with. Which is completely useless in practice because users do not actually ...