[Buildbot-devel] Authentication of http based communication

Charles Lepple clepple at gmail.com
Fri May 7 23:08:36 UTC 2010

On Fri, May 7, 2010 at 12:15 PM, Dustin J. Mitchell <dustin at zmanda.com> wrote:
> On Tue, May 4, 2010 at 8:14 PM, Charles Lepple <clepple at gmail.com> wrote:
>> If this is HTTP auth, doesn't that mean that anonymous/unprivileged
>> users will have to hit cancel on a few authentication dialogs as they
>> are browsing the status pages? (Assuming some features have been
>> designated "authentication required".)
> No, it's designed to show authentication forms inline where necessary.
>  So for example if force-build is completely disabled, it doesn't show
> up.  If it's open and enabled, then the "Force" button and form
> appears.  If it's enabled but requires auth, then the form appears and
> includes username/password fields.

Oh, OK. When I heard "HTTP auth" I assumed it was the header-based
authentication (first fetch returns a 401 code), not an inline form.

I'll have to give this a try.


- Charles Lepple

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