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From "Remy Maucherat" <>
Subject Re: Digest authentication in Tomcat?
Date Fri, 07 Sep 2001 16:13:29 GMT
> Just wanted you to know: I've done with implementing Digest authentication
> in Tomcat 3.2.1 code, will incorporate it into current 3.2.x latest code
> from CVS. The funny thing is that so-called "mainstream" browsers (IE and
> NN; tried many versions this afternoon) DO NOT support the Digest
> authentication scheme... However, Opera does, so I finally have a test
> environment :-). I think I like that browser more and more.

Tomcat 4.0 already supports DIGEST, but only if the realm can return clear
text passwords. Designing a cheme to store the limited digest in the
realmshould be possible, but should be postponed until 4.1.

Also, IE supports DIGEST.


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