Authentication

As of Gromox 1.33, only HTTP Basic authentication is offered. We have a patch that makes Gromox send the WWW-Authentication header with the charset parameter (RFC 7617 §2.1), however, the MSRPC libraries ignore this. We recognize there are two bugs with Windows:

  • When entering a password with an umlaut, the copy of Windows we used transmits in local codepage, but nowhere does it indicate the codepage in the HTTP request. This is a serious design deficiency, especially considering the MAPI protocols themselves _do_ have a means to convey the corresponding codepage number when transmitting 8-bit MAPI property string values! The HTTP requests are also sent with ample custom headers in general.)

  • When entering a password with a CJK character, the copy of Windows we used does not transmit _any_ Authorization header _at all_.

The Internet Options control panel dialog `[1]<auth_intopts.png>`_ `[2]<auth_intopts2.png>`_ which concerns itself with system HTTP libraries of the old days does not influence this.