Basic Authentication

When requesting a resource from a server, the server can initiate an authentication challenge by returning an HTTP 401 response code and returning with a WWW-Authenticate response header. In response to the authenticate challenge, the browser pops up a dialog box for entering a user name and password. The user name and password are joined with a colon (:) and then sent to the server using Base-64 encoding.

Eggplant Performance handles basic authentication automatically at runtime by base64-encoding the "user" and "password" values set for the virtual user.



This topic was last updated on January 13, 2022, at 02:42:23 PM.

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