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Basic Authentication

 
Anonymous
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Hello !
The Basic Authentication requires a user Id and a Password to let someone into a site. That being the case and if we have hosted such a site , do we have to provide the user Id and Password to all the visitors. In this case , Intranet comes handy. Then why Internet and web hosting ? Please clear me.
Thanks and Regards,

Swamy
 
Madhav Lakkapragada
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I am not sure what you are asking but I would say NO to your
stmt
do we have to provide the user Id and Password to all the visitors
Take javaranch itself, we allow people to be unregistered and still post msgs here, like you did. On the other hand, people
like me are registered and post msgs. So even if a web site
has basic authentication, it does not necessarily have to provide
user ID and passwd for every user, if it chooses to do so.
Hope I make sense.....
Regds.
- satya
 
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