basic_auth plain text password

Darius Damalakas darius.damalakas at
Fri Sep 10 16:05:14 MSD 2010

Thanks for answer

2010/9/10 Maxim Dounin <mdounin at>:
> Hello!
> On Fri, Sep 10, 2010 at 10:02:24AM +0300, Darius Damalakas wrote:
>> I am running nginx/0.8.50, and i am using "auth_basic" for basic
>> authentication.   Now what i have found so far is that it looks like
>> nginx is treating the passwords as plain text.  My basic idea is that
>> Nginx does not encrypt the password that it gets with MD5 or any other
>> algorithm, and simply checks password that is sent as plain text.
>> is this true or am i missing something?
> [...]
>> I've found on google some mails in mailing lists that tell that this
>> might not yet be implemented (can't find that URL now).
>> And, by the way, OS is WinXP.
> Windows has no crypt() function and only plain text passwords are
> supported for now.
> Maxim Dounin
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Linkėjimai, Best Regards

Darius Damalakas

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