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HTTP Basic Authentication


HTTP basic authentication represents a mechanism of challenge and response to help the server make a request authentication from a client, passing the User ID and password in the URL as the standard HTTP “Authorization” header. For example: https://username:password@www.example.com/example-page.php

Browser Support For HTTP Basic Authentication


HTTP authentication is incompatible among the majority of the web browser. It is supported by only Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox.

Browser
Support for Basic HTTP Authentication

Google Chrome

Supported

Mozilla Firefox

Although supported, Mozilla Firefox may throw a prompt confirmation. Mozilla Firefox performs a check to evaluate whether basic HTTP authentication is mandatory to access the website. In cases, where it isn’t necessary, Firefox will throw a similar warning: “You are about to log in to the site “www.example.com” with the username “username”, but the website does not require authentication. This may be an attempt to trick you.” For more information, refer to the MDN document.

Safari

Unsupported

Edge

Unsupported

Internet Explorer

Unsupported