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From "Oleg Kalnichevski (Resolved) (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Resolved] (HTTPCLIENT-1168) HTTPClient doesn't send authentication header in threaded environment
Date Sat, 03 Mar 2012 13:45:56 GMT

     [ https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HTTPCLIENT-1168?page=com.atlassian.jira.plugin.system.issuetabpanels:all-tabpanel

Oleg Kalnichevski resolved HTTPCLIENT-1168.

    Resolution: Fixed

AuthState instances are inherently thread unsafe as they maintain conversation state that
can span across multiple HTTP exchanges. I opted for just documenting the recommended way
of using HttpContext in multithreaded applications (one HttpContext instance per thread of

> HTTPClient doesn't send authentication header in threaded environment
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: HTTPCLIENT-1168
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HTTPCLIENT-1168
>             Project: HttpComponents HttpClient
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: Documentation
>    Affects Versions: 4.1.3, 4.2 Beta1
>            Reporter: Lennart Diedrich
>            Priority: Minor
>              Labels: auth, authentication, basic, multithread, thread
>             Fix For: 4.2 Beta2
>         Attachments: ThreadedHttpBasicAuthTest.java
> Using HTTPClient with multiple threads and basic authentication seems to create a race
condition. The request headers sometimes don't contain the authorization entry, which results
in a 401 (although the username and password credentials are correctly set). 

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