Username Password Authentication - Fluid Topics - 3.6

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Technical Notes

Fluid Topics proposes a way to authenticate on-the-fly with username and password credentials when sending a request.

It is based on Basic Access Authentication.

Before Fluid Topics v3.4.12, the authentication did not use the same HTTP header name. Fluid Topics systematically used a prefixed version of the header: FT-Authorization.
From Fluid Topics v3.4.12, both prefixed and not prefixed headers work.

The authentication must be encoded in base 64.

The following header enables to authenticate as Aladdin / open sesame.

Authorization: Basic QWxhZGRpbjpvcGVuIHNlc2FtZQ==

This authentication needs both the user email address and password to be encoded, as in the following example using the command line:

echo -n '<>:<password>' | base64