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Re: Specifying colon in authentication username

From: Achint Mehta <>
Date: Fri, 7 Sep 2007 10:31:33 -0400

> >> Are you doing digest auth, rather than basic?
> I am using the digest authentication. Unfortunately, (as you have
> mentioned) in digest authentication the username might have a colon.
> username-value = quoted-string
> But I was not aware that we should not have a colon in username for basic
> authentication. I was so indulged in the digest authentication that I didn't
> look at the basic authentication part of RFC. Thanks David, for pointing
> this out.
Received on 2007-09-07