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basic authentication password change
Joined: Sep 05, 2010
Jul 18, 2011 13:37:16
When using basic authentication, is there any way to change the user's password and make the new password available without restarting the server?
Joined: Nov 06, 2000
Jul 18, 2011 14:22:28
The server reads the configuration file on start-up, so the changes will not take effect until it's restarted.
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Joined: Mar 22, 2005
Jul 18, 2011 14:32:48
Any somewhat serious web app will not get its user data from a file, but from a repository like a DB or LDAP - in which case a password change should take effect right away.
Basic authentication credentials are generally cached by the browser, though, so you need to restart that.
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