A method of authentication that requires the user to enter a valid user name and password before access to a secure online resource is granted.
A method of authentication that encodes the user name and password. Basic authentication is called plaintext because the encoding (base-64) can be decoded by anyone with a common decoding utility. Note that encoding is not the same as encryption.
An authentication mechanism built into the HTTP protocol with which a Web server requests a username and password from a client. These are passed unencrypted across the Internet. It is possible, however, to request authentication via a channel that is encrypted at the transport level (for example, SSL or PCT), in which case, the username and password are encrypted.
Base64-encoding the username and password and transmitting the result to the server.
A simple form of client-side authentication supported in HTTP. The http-client sends a request header to the web server containing a Base64 encoded username and password. If the username/password combination is valid, the web server grants the client access to the requested resource. See also " Authentication", " Insufficient Authentication".
A function that verifies the identity of a person accessing a server by demanding input of ID and password
Basic Authentication is the simplest web-based authentication scheme that works by sending the username and password with each request.
An authentication method whereby login credentials are submitted in the application URL, which is protected by HTTP basic authentication.
An authentication method that verifies identity using a user name and password.
An authentication protocol supported by most browsers, including Internet Explorer. It is a method of authentication that encodes user name and password data transmissions. Basic authentication is sometimes called clear-text authentication because the Base-64 encoding can be decoded by anyone with a freely available decoding utility. Note that encoding is not the same as encryption. See also Integrated Windows authentication; encryption.
Authentication protocol supported by most Web servers and browsers. Transmits the user name and password in clear text.
Basic Authentication is a form of authentication on a web server for secured areas of a website. This is performed by the web server and is recognizable by a pop-up window requiring you to enter your username and password.