[Owncloud] Webdav Basic Authentication

Matthias suleimann at gmx.at
Thu Sep 12 08:33:07 UTC 2013

You're right, I forgot this fact, thanks!


======= Original message from =======
 > From: Mark Ziegler <mark.ziegler at rakekniven.de>
 > To : owncloud at kde.org
 > Sent: 12.09.2013 10:27:41

> 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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