passwords to CGI
Erik Max Francis
max at alcyone.com
Tue Jan 14 12:26:18 CET 2003
Paul Rubin wrote:
> You should stop looking for kludgy workarounds and fix whatever is
> wrong with POST. POST is the right way to deal with this type of
> Otherwise the password appears not only in the browser but also in
> the server http log.
Ultimately the password is flying around the Internet in plaintext.
This is simply not acceptable for many applications. The proper,
complete solution is HTTP over SSL.
> Alternatively, instead of submitting a password to a cgi, use HTTP
> Basic authentication. That lowers your UI flexibility a little bit,
> but makes the server side programming a little simpler.
HTTP authentication still has passwords flying around in plaintext,
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