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From Ortwin Gl├╝ck <ortwin.glu...@nose.ch>
Subject Re: DO NOT REPLY [Bug 24671] - Basic Authentification fails with non-ASCII username/password characters
Date Mon, 24 Nov 2003 09:31:55 GMT
becke@u.washington.edu wrote:
> To test this problem I'm using Apache HTTPD 2.0.40. I tried using Tomcat, but was unable
to get it 
> working with Digest.  It seems that Apache uses UTF-8 to encode the user name and password.
 
> Not only does this mean that UTF-8 must be used when calculating the digest, it also
means that 
> the Authorization header must be sent as UTF-8.  This is due to the fact that the digest
username 
> is sent as a header parameter.  When using Basic authentication I was unable to use non-ASCII

> characters with Apache.

It would be interesting to see which encoding is used by the Mozilla and 
IE. Have you checked that too, Mike?


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