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ume property ume.login.basicauthentication - what is this for ?


There is a UME property set in our system called ume.login.basicauthentication and it is set to 1. We cannot find any documentation on this in so wondered what it is for.

We noticed when we logon to URLs like http://host:<port>/useradmin then we see a login form in browser, but we wondered if we can change the browser auth to use basic auth instead of forms based login. Is this possible ?

The ticket login module stack is using BasicPasswordLoginModule



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    Oct 28, 2009 at 03:44 PM

    ume.login.basicauthentication being set to one means that you are using login/password authentication. that is the basic form. if you change your environment for SSO you would need to review this authorization. you may want to look up information on SSO to find out more about that authorization object.

    As for the form popping up for login that is because you dont have SSO and a certificate setup. once again you may want to read up on SSO (Single Sign On).



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    • Paul,

      I am very familiar with SSO, as I work with SSO all the time - it is my job, as I work for a SAP partner that sells SSO solutions to SAP customers :-). In this case, the question is not related to SSO. It relates to a requirement where we want to make NetWeaver use basic auth via a popup - normally when accessing NetWeaver apps such as useradmin etc. the login form is shown and not a basic auth popup.

      We know how to make portal use basic auth, since we can change authschemes.xml, but we need to do same for non portal apps running on Java stack.