Whiz labs question Which of the authentication mechanism use the same transmission mechanism. a) BASIC & DIGEST b) BASIC & FORM c) FORM and DIGEST. D) CLIENT-CERT and DIGEST e) None of above.
answer: b. I think the answer is e. BASIC: UserName/Password is encoded in BASe64 format and trasmitted. DIGEST: UserName/Password is encoded in MD5 format and trasmitted. FORM: UserName/Password is trasmitted in plain text. CLIENT_CERT: SSL security mecanism is used to transmit UserName/Password.
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The answer depends on how "transmission mechanism" is defined. Since that's not a term with a commonly agreed upon precise definition, several answers are possible.
If "transmission mechanism" means "HTTP", then A, B and C are correct.
If it means "HTTP headers", then A is correct.
If it means "something that is cryptologically secure", then D is correct.
If it means "something that is not cryptologically secure", then B is correct.