[Python-Dev] server side digest auth support

Martin v. Löwis martin at v.loewis.de
Thu Oct 16 02:07:30 EDT 2003

Anthony Baxter <anthony at interlink.com.au> writes:

> We've got http digest auth [RFC 2617] support at the client level in
> the standard library, but it doesn't seem like there's server side 
> support. I'm planning on adding this (for pypi) but it's not clear 
> where it should go - I want to use it from a CGI, but I can see it 
> being useful for people writing HTTP servers as well. Should I just
> make a new module httpdigest.py?  

Can you actually implement it from CGI? How do you get hold of the
WWW-Authenticate header?


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