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Class Http_client.basic_auth_handler

class basic_auth_handler : ?enable_auth_in_advance:bool -> ?skip_challenge:string option -> #key_handler -> auth_handler
Basic authentication. Authentication information is obtained by the passed key_handler.

enable_auth_in_advance: If set to true, a quicker authentication mode is enabled: when a request is sent out, it is checked whether a previous request/response cycle exists that needed authentication. If so, the same credentials are added to the request. Normally, the request would be sent without credentials first, and only after getting the authentication challenge the request is resent with the credentials.

skip_challenge: This option enables a mode so that the credentials are added to HTTP requests even before any response has been seen by the server. This adds additional security risks, and may cause that credentials are sent to servers that forge their identity. The string describes the URL space to which this applies (e.g. "http://the-server/subdir"). Set the string to "*" to enable everywhere. As no challenge is known, the realm string is simply assumed to be "anywhere".

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