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From Tobias Wiersch <sw...@mindless.com>
Subject mod_digest/7017: Digest auth scheme not working with IE5.5 ?
Date Fri, 29 Dec 2000 00:29:19 GMT

>Number:         7017
>Category:       mod_digest
>Synopsis:       Digest auth scheme not working with IE5.5 ?
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    apache
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   apache
>Arrival-Date:   Thu Dec 28 16:30:00 PST 2000
>Originator:     swift@mindless.com
>Release:        1.3.14-win32
WinMe, standard Win32 binaries
Using local installation (on
I don't found an entry for this problem in the report database ...

IE5 should support the digest auth-scheme (as written in the docs).
I made two user-password-files (users.digest and users.basic with htdigest.exe/htpasswd.exe)

When I use:
<Location /admin/>
  AuthType Basic
  AuthName "xxx"
  AuthUserFile d:/3dx/users.basic
  Require valid-user

everything works fine with IE5.5 and Navigator. IE5.5 and Navigator will both ask for username
and password and if they are correct, Apache will let me in.
I used the URL, for example.

But when I use instead:
<Location /admin/>
  AuthType Digest
  AuthName "xxx"
  AuthDigestFile d:/3dx/users.digest
  Require valid-user

I can't login with Navigator - ok, that's normal because Navigator doesn't support Digest.
(Navigator asks me nevertheless for username/password and the apache-error-log tells me correctly
"client used wrong authentication scheme: ...")
BUT: when calling the same page with IE5.5, I will get an "The page cannot be displayed (cannot
find server)"-error!
There is no entry in the Apache error-log for this call!
I can call any page outside the /admin/-directory with IE5.5 but I will get the error when
calling any file IN the directory (when using the Digest-scheme instead of the Basic-scheme).

A snippet from my httpd.conf:
#LoadModule digest_auth_module modules/ApacheModuleAuthDigest.dll
#LoadModule cern_meta_module modules/ApacheModuleCERNMeta.dll
LoadModule digest_module modules/ApacheModuleDigest.dll

I'm wondering if I have to enable the first line? But there is no ApacheModuleAuthDigest.dll
in the Apache1.3.14-distribution!?

What must I do to fix this problem? Thanks for your help!


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