[squeak-dev] https & woocommerce; basicAuth etc?

Ron Teitelbaum ron at usmedrec.com
Mon Oct 1 21:22:12 UTC 2018

Hey Tim,

Did you see this:

All the best,


On Mon, Oct 1, 2018 at 5:19 PM Ron Teitelbaum <ron at usmedrec.com> wrote:

> Hi Tim,
> Here are the basics:
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digest_access_authentication
> What did you get back from on the 401?  Check headers on WebResponse.
> Are you behind a proxy server?  Maybe Proxy-Authenticate.
> All the best,
> Ron
> On Mon, Oct 1, 2018 at 4:30 PM tim Rowledge <tim at rowledge.org> wrote:
>> > On 2018-10-01, at 1:01 PM, Chris Cunningham <cunningham.cb at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>> >
>> > Are you using WebClient?  It is actually documented int he help system,
>> check it out, especially the Authentication section. It does basic and
>> digest authentication, apparently.
>> Sigh. I looked at the help, having noticed that webclient/server was one
>> of the too few facilities with decent help some time ago. And I looked
>> *right past* the bit I needed.
>> Nurse! Bring me some new dried frog pills!
>> More germanely, the webclient seems to want to do a request without any
>> authorisation stuff, get back a '401' and retry with some authorisation -
>> but from quickly debugging, WebClient>>#authenticate:from: is expecting a
>> 'WWW-Authenticate' header section that simply isn't there. That would get
>> used to choose the auth method. I haven't seen anything that makes me think
>> I can force the woocommerce stuff to provide that header data. No idea if
>> it is really a good scheme to rely upon it.
>> I suspect I can make up a way to do a more direct use-auth-first-time
>> approach that might be better when you know it has to have it. After my
>> frog pills...
>> tim
>> --
>> tim Rowledge; tim at rowledge.org; http://www.rowledge.org/tim
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