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discrepancy in javaranch mock Q

 
Akshay Kiran
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Which authentication mechanism uses the base 64 encoding to send the username and password.
You are allowed to choose only one answer.

My book says BASIC and FORM both use base 64 encoding to send the username and password to the client.

the answer given was, however, only BASIC.

So...? who's right? the book or the exam?
 
Narendra Dhande
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Hi,

BASIC uses base 64 and FORM sends clear text.

Thanks
 
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