||Serve Your iCal Calendars Using WebDAV|
|Subject:||Digest vs. Basic Authentication|
Thanks for the feedback from everyone. As author of this article, I want to address the security concerns of using basic authentication. It's true that digest auth is better because it uses strong encryption to protect the username and password. However, the version of Apache that ships with Mac OS X 10.2 which I use for my server is too old to implement digest auth correctly. It uses the deprecated mod_digest module instead of the correct mod_auth_digest shipping with current versions of Apache. I'm not sure why Apple is sticking with the out of date version of Apache and modules, but perhaps they will remedy that situation in the near future (I hope so). My attempts to use iCal with the older module failed, so I was left with only the basic auth option.
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