02-25-2011 03:57 PM
I am hoping its me but it seems to me that the Playbook Browser does not support BASIC authentication.
To replicate this issue go to any web page that requires BASIC authentication. You will notice that regardless of whether you enter the correct password the logon will fail. I have provided an example page below but feel free to use your own.
1. Using the browser in the latest PB simulator go to http://browserspy.dk/password.php
2. Once the page loads click on the password-ok.php link. You will be prompted for a username and password
3. Enter 'test' (without quotes) for both username and password
4. You will see a failure message indicating that the browser does not support BASIC authentiction.
To prove that the bug is not on the server repeat the above steps with any dekstop browser. The logon will work.
For us this is a critical bug.
Anyone found a workaround or got BASIC authentication to work?
04-04-2011 07:47 AM
This is a snap shot of the above mentioned browser test result using the playbook simulator's browser. Why this password box is empty. Can it be because the browser doesn't send the correct password we entered?
04-04-2011 12:09 PM - edited 04-04-2011 12:10 PM
If the Browser doesn't support authentication then a WebWorks app will not be able to either. There have been multiple updates to the Browser since the 0.9.4 release. I don't know for sure if the basuc authentication portion has been added yet.