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From Samisa Abeysinghe <>
Subject Re: How do I implement authentication in a RESTful service?
Date Tue, 30 Aug 2011 22:49:44 GMT
Basic auth should work. To be more secure, you can use basic auth with

Samisa Abeysinghe
On Sun, Apr 17, 2011 at 4:41 PM, dustfinger x <>wrote:

> Hi,
> I am writing a RESTful service that will be called by a php client using
> cURL. I am trying to determine the best way to handle authentication. I
> don't think that basic http authentication will work with a RESTful service.
> As far as I understand it, a RESTful service cannot support ws-security. The
> datamodel used by the data access layer for the service has a user table
> with a username and password. I would like to make sure that all requests
> being made to the service are from users in this table and that the user
> credentials have been validated. A simple approach I have thought of is to
> simply make the client pass a username and password with each request.
> Can anyone recommend an authentication strategy that works well for a
> RESTful service?
> Sincerely,
> dustfinger.

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