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Re: [vox-tech] htaccess and encrypted passwords
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Re: [vox-tech] htaccess and encrypted passwords

On Tuesday 15 March 2005 10:56 pm, p-at-dirac.org (Peter Jay Salzman) |lugod| 
> I've read that it's possible to make this more secure than sending a
> password uuencoded over the net. I've seen references to md5 protecting
> the password, but the documents I read said that no browser supports this.
> Is this true?

It is supported by most browsers.

"Note: Digest authentication is more secure than Basic authentication, but 
only works with supporting browsers. As of September 2004, major browsers 
that support digest authentication include Amaya, Konqueror, MS Internet 
Explorer  for Mac OS X and Windows (although the Windows version fails when 
used with a query string -- see "Working with MS Internet Explorer" below for 
a workaround), Mozilla,  Netscape 7, Opera, and Safari. lynx does not  
support digest authentication. Since digest authentication is not as widely 
implemented as basic authentication, you should use it only in environments 
where all users will have supporting browsers."


Ryan Castellucci - http://ryanc.org/
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