Last Comment Bug 168942 - Digest authentication with integrity protection
: Digest authentication with integrity protection
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Product: Core
Classification: Components
Component: Networking (show other bugs)
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-- enhancement with 4 votes (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody; OK to take it and work on it
: Patrick McManus [:mcmanus]
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Reported: 2002-09-16 06:33 PDT by Emanuel
Modified: 2016-01-05 08:31 PST (History)
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Description User image Emanuel 2002-09-16 06:33:06 PDT
Mozilla supports digest authentication as a replacement for basic in HTTP/1.1.
Unfortunately, it doesn't support it completely as described in RFC2617, that
is, it doesn't implement integrity protection yet (qop=auth-int, includes a hash
of the body as well as the password/username to prevent the page transmitted
from being tempered with). 
It would really be useful if implemented, as I can't use SSL for performance
problems (embedded web server). I'm sure a lot of people would benefit from the
security increase it provides!
PS : The neon library ( supports that all right, and
is free software as well!
Comment 1 User image Darin Fisher 2002-09-16 11:32:07 PDT
not sure when this'll get fixed... future for now.
Comment 2 User image basic 2004-05-13 20:53:38 PDT
any plans for this?
Comment 3 User image Darin Fisher 2004-05-13 22:34:56 PDT
hmm... helpwanted.
Comment 4 User image Darin Fisher 2006-06-21 16:08:35 PDT
-> default owner

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