This section discusses different authentication methods for Web clients and secure connections between a Web client and Domino server.
The communications protocol used by the World Wide Web is the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP). HTTP includes a simple user ID and password- based authentication scheme known as Basic Authentication. The implementation of basic authentication is server-specific, but in general all servers use it for two purposes:
As a mechanism to identify which user is accessing the server
To limit users to accessing specific pages (identified as Uniform Resource Locators, or URLs).
Basic Authentication uses a challenge mechanism ...