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From Andrew Schulman <and...@alumni.utexas.net>
Subject [users@httpd] Re: Multiple authencation prompts
Date Thu, 02 Jan 2014 18:22:51 GMT
> > Hello,
> > 
> > I am using apache to host iOS related applications. I have integrated
> > apache with our internal LDAP. When I try to access on a desktop it
> > prompts for password only once. Where as in apple devices its
> > prompting multiple times (I use plist). If the app consists of 4
> > files, it prompts for password for 4 times.Can you please recommend a
> > better way to handle this?
> 
> You don't have many choices.  You can remove the authentication
> requirement; ignore the problem if it's limited to just a few buggy
> apps; or change to an application-based method of authentication, using
> forms and cookies (assuming those buggy apps handle cookies correctly).
> Sorry.

I thought of another option, maybe better.  You could configure your web server
not to require authentication for image, style, and Javascript files.  So the
main page content, say in an HTML file, would be protected, but the images,
styles, and Javascript would be free to anyone who wanted them.  But the iOS app
users would only get asked to log in once.


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