#114 Synch: Support another authentication scheme

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2013-05-05
2013-05-05
Christa Runge
No

Currently, the synch protocol supports the Basic Authentication scheme only. This is a simple user:password comparison. The security of this scheme is very low, as the user:password string is essentially transmitted in plaintext.
A stronger authentication scheme should be supported, e.g. Digest Access Authentication Scheme. See RFC 2617.

Discussion

  • Christa Runge
    Christa Runge
    2013-05-05

    This is related to the bug tracker #346.
    Windows 7 seems to not (or only with trouble?) support Basic Authentication.