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Authentication is commonly understood as the act of asserting a user's or entity's identity, although in the wider sense it can refer to asserting the truthfulness of any kind of claim. Authentication, like encryption, is a major component in implementing computer security.

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Automatic reauthenticate at oauth2 endpoint

I am currently (ab)using an oauth2 endpoint of an API to enable users of the API to log in to my site (using response_type=code). I do not save refresh tokens or even access_token as that oauth2 ...
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Apache basic authentication without instant prompt for credentials

I'm looking for away to eliminate the intrusive instant prompt for credentials when basic authentication is used and instead serve a nice page that tells the user where he is and what credentials to ...
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Safari prompts for BasicAuth credentials on every request in WordPress admin area, but works fine on the rest of the site

I have a WordPress website which is in development, and is hidden behind a BasicAuth password prompt. My root level .htaccess file: AuthType Basic AuthName "Login Details" AuthUserFile /var/...
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After implementing HTTPS, "require valid-user" in subdirectory no longer asks for password, just gives 401 Not Authorized

I'm not very knowledgeable about server scripting, however I've only just installed SSL certificate for the domain. The main website (hosted by GoDaddy) is now working fine on SSL/TLS and I've ...
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Plesk Site Preview redirects to Plesk Login

I moved over an existing PHP site to Plesk Panel 11.5 and now I'm having an issue with the site preview. When I click site preview the site comes up fine in a new window, however when I try to ...
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Can I use both Digest and Basic Authentication on the same directory in Apache?

The reason I would want to do this is to support very old browsers (e.g. IE 6) that does not implement the more secure Digest method. If all new clients advertise the types of authentication they ...
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How can I avoid my web game's accounts system being spammed?

I've been developing a web game and so far the game can only be played anonymously. However, I'd like to introduce an accounts system to allow some kind of community to build up around the game. ...
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How to prepare my website to Google's oncoming change regarding embedded browser frameworks?

I recently received an email from Google saying that: We are writing to let you know that Google will discontinue support for sign-ins to Google accounts from embedded browser frameworks, starting ...
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SEO URL Behind Login That May/May Not Require Payment Structure

I have the following parent URL: example.com/courses/course_name/ Currently, that parent URL can be accessed without a login. When a user is logged in, and they try to access a video child URL, 2 ...
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How to disable Google Ads two-step authentication

I currently am using my Gmail for SMTP for my site. But I also signed up for Google Ads. To sign into Google Ads, I have to two-step authenticate. But because of this, it disables the SMTP for my ...
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Do Google Analytics sessions get broken when tracking UserID and ClientID across subdomains that may not send that data?

I have a domain name with three subdomains. One where a user is authenticated and two where they aren't. I'm planning on implementing UserID tracking for Google Analytics in place of the standard ...
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Allow our own systems to use an API and restrict it from the general internet without using authentication

I have an Apache server which is reverse proxy'd to some Java container. In Java container there is an API that we don't want internet to see but expect our own systems to use it without any ...
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Append basic authentication header NGINX to existing authentication header of upstream application

Assume the following setup: The NGINX reverse proxy is asking for basic authentication (which is a good habit when you expose things on the internet). Basic authentication uses the Authorization ...
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Why does CPanel keep prompting me for credentials

When I login directly to CPanel, I login successfully and can see various parts of CPanel (text only, no images), but the system keeps prompting me to login again. When I login via WHM, everything ...
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double authentication for https password protected password

I am hosting a customer's OpenCart store on my own domain hosting. I have add-on domain in my CPanel for customer's domain and created sub domain for it to ease access. Other than the double ...
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How to log in to Domjudge after setting the password during installation

I am trying to install Domjudge on my VPS. I ran ./configure, make and config database. At this point I should be able to login at /public/login.php with the user/pass: judgehost/judge but it doesn'...
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Different behaviour with windows authentication on IIS7 websites

I need to run a website with just windows authentication. Given the following situation: The location of the default website is: c:\inetpub\wwwroot The location of my code is: c:\Sites\WebApp My ...
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MediaWiki Session lockout

After restarting my computer and trying to log in to my wiki, I got the following message: There appears to be a problem with your login session. Your operation has been stopped as a precaution ...
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Wordpress login attempts with personalized data

I recently got some login attempts on a self-hosted Wordpress site that make me a little bit nervous: The login attempts are non-standard usernames like "admin" or "root". They ...
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Show contents of a basic authentication login-protected site on my site with a proxy

I administer website A that provides information for a number of users. Website B is an external website containing information that I would like to provide to the users of site A. Login credentials ...
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Joomla admin log in denied

I moved my site from wordpress to Joomla. I created account and was working fine. I tried to log into admin few days later but now my credentials arent being accepted. tried retrieving username and ...
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Why can't I send emails with my domain name emails without deliverability issues?

I have separate my website and email hosting. I use yandex smail service for email hosting. Everytime I send and email to an address, I get no dkim authentication issue even though, I have configured ...
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SEO How To Handle Pages That Require Login & Payment?

If you have URLs on your site that require a login but a user who is not logged in tries to access those login required URLs, how do you handle it? 401, 403, 404, 301 to a login page? If the page ...
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Logging using Microsoft account

I would like to create WordPress website with forum where people will be able to login with Microsoft account. I would like to do this to authorize their GamerTags from Xbox Live. Is that even ...
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