Http - Authorization Header (authentication entries)


authorization is a header that contains credentials to authenticate a user known also as Authentication entry.


In the request, you would see the following [header|header]]

Authorization: CredentialType <token>

Type and Authentication entry


The basic authentication value contains the password credentials


Authorization: Basic dXNlcjpwYXNzd29yZA==

ie where:


Authentication - HTTP Digest Access Authentication


A bearer is a token with a free form format. The format is known only from the application.


Authorization: Bearer eyJ0eXAiOiJKV1QiLCJhbGciOiJSUzI1NiIsIng1dCI6ImFQY3R3X29kdlJPb0VO


Authorization: sso_key key:value
Authorization: sso_key e902odRf8RFKz_Pmn2CTwRZjdcdUg3abAoCe:QotBm9tBasNdRU22PjGnju



When an authentication is bearer-only, it means that the authentication requires a authorization header.


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