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From "Oleg Kalnichevski (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Resolved] (HTTPCLIENT-1354) Algorithm field in digest auth should not be quoted
Date Wed, 22 May 2013 14:03:20 GMT

     [ https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HTTPCLIENT-1354?page=com.atlassian.jira.plugin.system.issuetabpanels:all-tabpanel

Oleg Kalnichevski resolved HTTPCLIENT-1354.

       Resolution: Fixed
    Fix Version/s: 4.3 Beta2

Generally it should be perfectly OK to enclose HTTP header element parameters with quote marks.
There is also no evidence in the RFC 2617 that algorithm parameter must not be. But if that
helps compatibility with Tomcat, so be it.

Fixed in SVN trunk, but not in 4.2.x branch.

> 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
>             Fix For: 4.3 Beta2
> 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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