IE's Broken Digest Authentication

by Kevin Hemenway

Related link: http://www.eweek.com/print_article/0,3668,a%3D24177,00.asp



From the eWEEK Labs article: "The upshot is that IE cannot be used as a Web client for any Apache-based Web application that uses digest authentication. In addition, every non-IE browser we tested couldn't be used as a client for any Internet Information Services-based Web application that uses digest authentication. (We tested this with Mozilla.org's Mozilla 0.9.9, Opera Software ASA's Opera 6.01 and the W3C's reference browser implementation Amaya.)