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Type: Improvement Improvement
Status: Open Open
Priority: Major Major
Assignee: Shing Wai Chan
Reporter: markt_asf
Votes: 1
Watchers: 2

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Clarify behaviour with pre-emptive authentication

Created: 07/Oct/11 01:36 AM   Updated: 12/Feb/13 09:10 AM
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Participants: arjan tijms, markt_asf, monzillo and Shing Wai Chan

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The HTTP spec allows pre-emptive authentication - i.e. sending credentials before the server asks for them. It is unclear from the Servlet spec how getRemoteUser() and friends should behave in this regard when the resource being requested does not require authentication. Should the credentials be processed or ignored?

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Rajiv Mordani made changes - 06/Dec/11 11:08 PM
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Assignee Shing Wai Chan [ swchan2 ]