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HTTP basic auth - German umlauts

Aug 01, 2017 at 04:06 PM


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Dear community,

I am recurring to your kind and precious help in order to solve this mistery.

Let's say we want to access a resource in ICF, for example the following oData URL (which can be found in SAP NW Dev Edition):

The HTTP Basic authorization pop-up should appear in the browser for us to enter the correct user credentials. So far.. so good.

Now let's say my password contains german umlauts... for example:

user: julian

password: straße1

You will notice that the authentication will fail :(

HTTP Basic Auth encodes the entered credentials in base64 before sending them to the server. I guess the base64 encoded version of "straße1" is not what the server is expecting...

Here comes the questions:

1 - Do you see any way of avoiding this issue while keeping my beautiful german password ?

URL encoding the credentials does not seem to make any difference

All your comments are welcome and very appreciated, thanks and kind regards,


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