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Doubt in auth methods

raja ram
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Are all the four of them supported by all the browsers ?

1.Basic : HTTP Spec :Weak assword is encoded using base64
2.Digest : HTTP Spec : Stronger assword is encrypted
3.Client-Cert : J2EE-Spec : Strong assword and data both encrypted on HTTPS
4.Form : J2EE-Spec :Very Weak assword is sent as a text

[ November 06, 2008: Message edited by: raja ram ]
Christophe Verré

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You'll find the answer in the servlets specification, SRV.12.5 Authentication.

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raja ram
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I did went through Spec,But nothing Explicitly said about browser support.

Sandeep Bhandari
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Spec is not concerned about the million of browsers in the market.

Check the browser for encryption and stuff.

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Lakshmi Narayanan
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BASIC, FORM and CLIENT-CERT supported by all browsers

Read this

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Deepak Jain
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Digest Authentication is not currently in widespread use, servlet
containers are encouraged but not required to support it.

It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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