[webkit-gtk] Authentication dialog API
brian.holt at samsung.com
Fri Jul 26 04:11:51 PDT 2013
Apache has some documentation for HTTP authentication that may well be of assistance to the design of this API: https://hc.apache.org/httpcomponents-client-ga/tutorial/html/authentication.html.
What I found interesting is the ability to set the authentication scope as well as the username and password e.g.
new AuthScope("otherhost", 8080, AuthScope.ANY_REALM, "ntlm"),
new UsernamePasswordCredentials("u3", "p3"));
Do you think it would be useful to create another boxed type called WebKitAuthenticationScope would contain the host, port, realm, etc by wrapping a WebCore::ProtectionSpace.
Authentication might then look as follows:
webkit_authentication_request_authenticate (WebKitAuthenticationRequest *request,
I do realise that the AuthenticationDecisionListener doesn't support setting the scope, so maybe this is premature. But I think its worthwhile having the discussion.
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