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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Is BASIC-Auth secure if done over HTTPS?

I'm making a REST-API and it's straight forward to do BASIC auth login. Then let HTTPS secure the connection so the password is protected when the api is used. Can this be considered secure?
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Why would image resources loaded from different origins triggering HTTP authentication dialogs be harmful?

From https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/HTTP/Authentication, it says: A potential security hole that has recently been fixed by browsers is authentication of cross-site images. From ...
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How to prevent popping up a login dialogue using a malicious hotlinked image and HTTP Basic Auth header?

While using Firefox to browse my forums, I noticed that a malicious user posted an image (via hotlinking, not by uploading to my server) with the extension .png which complies with the forum rules (...
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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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HTTP Basic Auth is enough?

I have WebSVN, Gitlab and phpMyAdmin hosted on my dev server. Now, all of it, I password protect the pages (not their individual login) using HTTP Basic Auth, is this the best practice that I can do?
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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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Implementing generic login for Zap

I need to build an automated tool that will be able to login to any website supporting basic auth to perform an authenticated scan with OWASP Zap (credentials provided). Here is what I have in mind: ...
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Any downside to using basic authentication over HTTPS in addition to native authentication?

Can basic authentication over HTTPS do any harm on a personal one-user server if used in addition to native authentication provided by individual web applications?
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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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HTTP Basic Authentication vs. obscure filename [duplicate]

I'm setting up a service which allows a single 3rd party to access a file over HTTPS. The only security mechanism the 3rd party supports is Basic Authentication. To reduce complexity, I was going 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 ...