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Automatic HTTP/HTTPS authentication in URLs discontinued in Browser 7.3 (Known Issue)

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Tested with
Devices(s): All devices with Browser 7.3
Compatibility
Platform(s): Symbian^3, Symbian S50 5th Edition, Symbian S60 3rd Edition FP2
Article
Created: User:Nokia Developer KB (23 Aug 2011)
Last edited: lpvalente (16 Jun 2012)

Description

Nokia Browser 7.3 no longer supports passing usernames and passwords in HTTP or HTTPS URLs.

In previous Nokia Browser versions, the following URL syntax could be used (but was not recommended) to log in to a web resource that had basic authentication enabled. From Browser 7.3 onwards, automatic URL authentication has been disabled:

  • http://user:password@example.com/login.html
  • https://user:password@example.com/login.html
This page was last modified on 16 June 2012, at 16:04.
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