Getting username and passwd from IE

Martin Beckett mgb at
Thu Mar 25 12:18:06 CET 2004

> Don't know about BaseHTTPServer in particular, but in general 401 must be
> used in conjunction with the WWW-Authenticate response header, or the browser
> won't know what kind of authentication to send.
>   self.send_header('WWW-Authenticate', 'basic realm="Fab site"')

 Thank you  that works - specifically:


And to help other searches:  Internet Explorer force send username
password authentication AUTHORIZATION

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