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From version < 45.1 >
edited by Thomas Mortagne
on 2011/06/22
To version < 46.1 >
edited by Vincent Massol
on 2011/10/28
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Change comment: Added documentation for basic auth

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13 13  Form authentication is the default way to get authenticated within a Wiki. It requires a user and a password.
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15 += Basic Authentication =
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17 +XWiki supports [basic access authentication>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basic_access_authentication], a method designed to allow a Web browser, or other client program, to provide credentials - in the form of a user name and password - when making a request. You can get authenticated against an XWiki server with the basic authentication protocol using the following URL scheme:
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19 +{{code}}
20 +http://username:password@mywiki.xwiki.com/xwiki/bin/view/Main/WebHome?basicauth=1
21 +{{/code}}
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23 +{{warning}}
24 +Be careful that if you use the ##HTTP## protocol your password will be sent in clear over the network and is thus very unsafe. When using Basic Authentication you should make sure your wiki is configured to use ##HTTPS##.
25 +{{/warning}}
26 +
15 15  = LDAP Authentication =
16 16  
17 17  {{warning}}

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