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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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What are the security risks of basic authorization in SOAP requests?

What are the security risks of basic authorization in SOAP requests? I know that the username and password are concatenated and sent in Base64 in an HTTP header on every subsequent request, but it is ...
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Is there a way to add an HTTP header before using a metasploit module

I'm quite confused and I didnt find a way to figure how to add a custom header or for exemple an Authentication Header before using/running a module on metasploit. My question is: there is a way to ...
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What is the difference between using an auth header and the request body to send credentials?

I have an API that uses JWT token-based authentication. In order to get a short-lived token, the client first calls a /Token endpoint, passing username and password in the body of the request. As I ...
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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 ...