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    I needed to get to a page on the https protocol (with password authentication) for a work-related project while I was on the road last week and I had no ability to do so because I have learned that accessing such sites bypasses password authentication. What kind of options do I have besides buying a new browser (e.g. Xiino, which fortunately my husband has on his 650?)

    Are there any decent freeware browsers that do this? If not, what kind of paid browsers are there for this purpose (besides Xiino?) And why is the built-in browser so primitive?

    (I'm using a 650 as well.)
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    I would've thought someone would have an answer for this by now. I guess TC isn't as active as it used to be.
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    Not sure what "password authentication" means, but https works fine with Blazer...

    Rob
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    you can try opera mini?
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    Were you trying to access a banking website? I know that has been discussed here several times and most people cannot access their online banking with Wells Fargo and BofA. Also opera mini would definitely not do it.
    Some people say that WebViewer works best for this, however it is a hard app to get ahold of and I have never tried it personally.


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    P.S. Even if it is not a banking site that you are trying to access, your site may have similar authentication methods as what these banking sites have.. just a guess.
    Last edited by bmwguy; 10/11/2006 at 01:06 AM.
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    No, I am not trying to access a banking website.

    When I mean password authentication, I mean a site that has a popup window that requires you to enter a password. This generally requires an Apache webserver with .htaccess that defines a specific AuthType directive. My .htaccess (yes, I coded the website; it's a basic page with passwords for when I'm on the road) is as follows:

    Code:
    AuthType Basic
    AuthName "Authorized users only"
    AuthUserFile filename
    require valid-user
    This is a *very basic* configuration and shouldn't be something that Blazer should have difficulty bypassing.

    Sorry for the technical details here, but they seem necessary.

    I will try Opera Mini and figure out what this WebViewer application is. Thanks for the suggestions.
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    Blazer works for me. I log into my bank account(s) all the time. What is more, the page rendering is tolerable too. And it is fast enough, even with GPRS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tami View Post
    No, I am not trying to access a banking website.

    When I mean password authentication, I mean a site that has a popup window that requires you to enter a password. This generally requires an Apache webserver with .htaccess that defines a specific AuthType directive. My .htaccess (yes, I coded the website; it's a basic page with passwords for when I'm on the road) is as follows:

    Code:
    AuthType Basic
    AuthName "Authorized users only"
    AuthUserFile filename
    require valid-user
    This is a *very basic* configuration and shouldn't be something that Blazer should have difficulty bypassing.

    Sorry for the technical details here, but they seem necessary.

    I will try Opera Mini and figure out what this WebViewer application is. Thanks for the suggestions.
    Haven't seen any browsers that do this, although haven't tried this on any site either

    Why not just code an HTML or JSP page etc that you could hit to authenticate rather than the popup method?
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    Basic authentication with https should just work. Blazer should popup a username password box.

    Rob
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    scottymomo: .htaccess by default creates such popups. They are, in my humble opinion, better than a coded page that would require authentication. (I'd imagine that there are good ways to do it via PHP, but I only am a dinky HTML programmer).

    rob: It doesn't.

    Opera Mini works for this though. Thanks for the tip.

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