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Re^2: Perl CGI Secure Authentication

by Anonymous Monk
on Oct 07, 2012 at 01:35 UTC ( #997655=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Perl CGI Secure Authentication
in thread Perl CGI Secure Authentication

and instead go for digest authentication

Hmm, seems to me it is a proposal for an implementation, but there is no actual implementation anywhere -- in other words, unsupported by anthing, ie useless


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Re^3: Perl CGI Secure Authentication
by Anonymous Monk on Oct 07, 2012 at 06:48 UTC
Re^3: Perl CGI Secure Authentication
by nikosv (Hermit) on Oct 08, 2012 at 05:51 UTC
    unsupported by anthing, ie useless

    what do you mean? looks like you are missing the point. The paper says that digest authentication was and is here it just hasn't taken off for usability reasons and suggests how to overcome those so it can be considered as a viable alternative to cookies

    on the contrary it is very usefull since you cannot disregard the paper's educational and awarenes raising value by going through the pros and cons of each option which directly answers the OP's question who is looking for those alternatives

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