[Owncloud] Webdav Basic Authentication

Mark Ziegler mark.ziegler at rakekniven.de
Thu Sep 12 08:27:41 UTC 2013

Am 12.09.2013 10:24, schrieb Matthias:
> Dear Group,
> I am not a webdav expert but I read on a microsoft website, that 
> microsoft disabled Basic Authentication for windows due to security 
> reasons of the Basic Authentication standard. I also read "The most 
> serious flaw in Basic authentication is that it results in the 
> essentially cleartext transmission of the user's password over the 
> physical network." on this website:
> http://www.webdav.org/specs/rfc2617.html#rfc.section.4.1
> If I get this right, it is not a good idea that owncloud only uses 
> this type of Authentication standard?
That's why we recommend SSL for your webserver.

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