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From "James Leigh (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Created] (HTTPCLIENT-1345) Useinfo Credentials Ignored In Redirect Location Header
Date Sat, 20 Apr 2013 03:01:18 GMT
James Leigh created HTTPCLIENT-1345:
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             Summary: Useinfo Credentials Ignored In Redirect Location Header
                 Key: HTTPCLIENT-1345
                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HTTPCLIENT-1345
             Project: HttpComponents HttpClient
          Issue Type: Bug
          Components: HttpClient
    Affects Versions: 4.2.4
            Reporter: James Leigh


When HttpClient is configured to follow redirects and receives an 303 response with a 
Location header that includes userinfo, such as http://user:pass@example.com/ the username
and password are ignored.

The expected behaviour is that if the request to the target location (without credentials)
responds with a 401, that HttpClient would use the userinfo credentials in the previous response
Location header to authenticate and store the credentials in the execution context. This is
the behaviour of most Web agents such as Chrome, Firefox, Safari, libcurl, and others.

HttpClient should still wait for the 401 response (by default) before sending the credentials
as outlined in 1344:
Userinfo Credentials in URI Should Not Default to Preemptive Authentication 
https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HTTPCLIENT-1344

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