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From "Aaron Oneal (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Created: (AXIS2C-1370) Axis should support libcurl's other auth types (not just basic)
Date Sat, 30 May 2009 17:36:07 GMT
Axis should support libcurl's other auth types (not just basic)
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                 Key: AXIS2C-1370
                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/AXIS2C-1370
             Project: Axis2-C
          Issue Type: Improvement
          Components: transport/http
    Affects Versions: 1.6.0
            Reporter: Aaron Oneal


Looking over axis2_libcurl_set_auth_options() I see it only allows basic auth.

if (auth_type && 
        0 == axutil_strcmp(auth_type, AXIS2_HTTP_AUTH_TYPE_BASIC))
    {
        curl_easy_setopt(handler, CURLOPT_HTTPAUTH, CURLAUTH_BASIC);
    }
else
    {
        /* Uses anonymous connection.*/
    }

If new schemes can be enabled as easily as mapping Axis options to Libcurl, this would appear
to be an easy fix. Other supported values to be mapped include:

CURLAUTH_BASIC 

HTTP Basic authentication. This is the default choice, and the only method that is in wide-spread
use and supported virtually everywhere. This is sending the user name and password over the
network in plain text, easily captured by others. 

CURLAUTH_DIGEST 

HTTP Digest authentication. Digest authentication is defined in RFC2617 and is a more secure
way to do authentication over public networks than the regular old-fashioned Basic method.


CURLAUTH_GSSNEGOTIATE 

HTTP GSS-Negotiate authentication. The GSS-Negotiate (also known as plain "Negotiate") method
was designed by Microsoft and is used in their web applications. It is primarily meant as
a support for Kerberos5 authentication but may be also used along with another authentication
methods. For more information see IETF draft draft-brezak-spnego-http-04.txt. 

You need to build libcurl with a suitable GSS-API library for this to work. 

CURLAUTH_NTLM 

HTTP NTLM authentication. A proprietary protocol invented and used by Microsoft. It uses a
challenge-response and hash concept similar to Digest, to prevent the password from being
eavesdropped. 

You need to build libcurl with OpenSSL support for this option to work, or build libcurl on
Windows. 

CURLAUTH_ANY 

This is a convenience macro that sets all bits and thus makes libcurl pick any it finds suitable.
libcurl will automatically select the one it finds most secure. 

CURLAUTH_ANYSAFE 

This is a convenience macro that sets all bits except Basic and thus makes libcurl pick any
it finds suitable. libcurl will automatically select the one it finds most secure. 

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