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

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

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

Michael Sweet (mike@easysw.com)
Tue, 06 Apr 1999 20:54:32 -0400

"Manros, Carl-Uno B" wrote:
> ...
> Proposed solution: As the HTTP WG is deprecating the Basic
> Authentication feature, it does not make sense to mandate that, but
> we still have to make it clear that support for Digest Authentication
> is a MUST for all IPP clients and printers (unless you want to make
> TLS a MUST for everybody) in IPP/1.1.
> ...

I've said this before, but let me say it again - if you mandate
Digest authentication then it will be impossible to use the existing
authentication systems provided by most operating systems.

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