IPP> Re: PRO - Issue 32: Use of Basic & Digest Authentication

IPP> Re: PRO - Issue 32: Use of Basic & Digest Authentication

IPP> Re: PRO - Issue 32: Use of Basic & Digest Authentication

Keith Moore moore at cs.utk.edu
Thu Apr 22 15:17:52 EDT 1999


> In most cases (99%), the answer is CLEAR TEXT password over the wire.

sure, when you first configure the printer.  and you use that
clear text password to authenticate yourself to the printer,
so that you can tell it "don't allow clear text passwords any more".

the point is that configuring a printer to support a small number
of username/password combinations via http digest is no more 
difficult than the other kinds of printer configuration that 
already exist.

Keith



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