I've done Basic Authentication once for some private databases I was
exposing. That worked just fine.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: SRU (Search and Retrieve Via URL) Implementors
> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Sebastian Hammer
> Sent: Monday, April 11, 2011 9:44 AM
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> Subject: Authentication in SRU -- current practices?
> We are setting up a SRU target that is intended to allow for
> username/password authentication. When we have done this between
> instances of our own software, we have used HTTP Basic Authentication
> (see http://www.loc.gov/standards/sru/resources/authentication.html).
> However, it is not clear to me what current practices are in this
> and I'd like to set up a server that supports as many existing client
> applications as possible.
> Does anyone have a sense of what's most commonly supported by
> or OSS SRU clients today?