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Re: Perl CGI Secure Authentication

by nikosv (Deacon)
on Oct 06, 2012 at 13:51 UTC ( #997623=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Perl CGI Secure Authentication

Take a look at this old node Security: Cookies vs HTTP authentication for starters.

Then read this good research paper called Weaning the Web off of Session Cookies. Making Digest Authentication Viable which talks about why to not use cookies and instead go for digest authentication

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Re^2: Perl CGI Secure Authentication
by Anonymous Monk on Oct 07, 2012 at 01:35 UTC

    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

      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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