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From Gary Gregory <garydgreg...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [jira] [Created] (HTTPCLIENT-1354) algorithm field in digest auth should not be quoted
Date Tue, 21 May 2013 16:37:16 GMT
"The algorithm field in digest authentication must not be quoted."

Could you point out where in the HTTP specification is this a requirement?




On Tue, May 21, 2013 at 7:17 AM, Mark Thornton (JIRA) <jira@apache.org>wrote:

> Mark Thornton created HTTPCLIENT-1354:
> -----------------------------------------
>
>              Summary: algorithm field in digest auth should not be quoted
>                  Key: HTTPCLIENT-1354
>                  URL:
> https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HTTPCLIENT-1354
>              Project: HttpComponents HttpClient
>           Issue Type: Bug
>           Components: HttpClient
>     Affects Versions: 4.2.5
>             Reporter: Mark Thornton
>
>
> The algorithm field in digest authentication must not be quoted. The
> current version of tomcat shipped with Ubuntu 13.04 insists on this (though
> future versions of tomcat are more relaxed).
>
> https://issues.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=54060
>
> see comment 12.
>
> Httpclient will thus fail to authenticate against tomcat 7.0.33 to 7.0.35,
> but should work against 7.0.36 and later.  Note that the fix in tomcat
> 7.0.36 is to accommodate clients that are not conforming to the
> specification.
>
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