[Zope] why am I Anonymous

Jamie Heilman jamie@audible.transient.net
Sun, 22 Jun 2003 01:11:35 -0700

robert wrote:
> Hi all,
> I have installed Shanes VerboseSecurity.
> I am logged in as user robert
> However VerboseSecurity reports as foolows
> Unauthorized: ...

That is how HTTP works; first the request is sent anonymously, then if
it is met with a 401 reponse it re-requests the resource with auth
headers.  Sometimes browsers will send auth headers with the first
request for all requests beneath a similar resource path, but that is
not mandatory and if done blindly could lead to credential leaks.
Jamie Heilman                   http://audible.transient.net/~jamie/
"I was in love once -- a Sinclair ZX-81.  People said, "No, Holly, she's 
 not for you." She was cheap, she was stupid and she wouldn't load 
 -- well, not for me, anyway."				-Holly