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Domino Designer 6: A Developer’s Handbook by Gustavo Pecly, Grant McCarthy, Pekka Hartikainen, Andre Guirard, Rune Carlsen, Tommi Tulisalo

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13.8. Authentication on the Web

This section discusses different authentication methods for Web clients and secure connections between a Web client and Domino server.

13.8.1. HTTP Basic Authentication

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).

How Basic Authentication works

Basic Authentication uses a challenge mechanism ...

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