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From "Boyle Owen" <>
Subject RE: [users@httpd] Authentication Problem
Date Thu, 23 Nov 2006 07:36:45 GMT
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Fenlason, Josh [] 
> Sent: Wednesday, November 22, 2006 7:00 PM
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> Subject: [users@httpd] Authentication Problem
> I'm having an issue where users to have multibyte characters 
> in their username or password can't authenticate.  Does 
> anyone know if this is supposed to work or not?  Thanks.

I think you've proven by experiment that it doesn't.

The username and password are sent using base-64 encoding. So that means
that your multi-byte input characters will be base-64 encoded for the
transfer and then be converted back into printable ascii at the server.
I'd guess they'd then be unlikely to match..

Owen Boyle
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