[vlc-devel] Re: Client authentication (user name,password) dialog support?
hartman at videolan.org
Sat Sep 25 22:19:26 CEST 2004
On 24 sep 2004, at 22:32, Ross Finlayson wrote:
> Are there any plans to add a client authentication dialog - asking for
> a user name and password - whenever a VLC user tries to play an
> access-controlled stream (either HTTP or RTSP)?
Not as of yet.
> Note that the LIVE.COM library already supports RTSP access control,
> using digest authentication. It just needs a way for the GUI to give
> it a user name and password. (It is already possible to play
> access-controlled RTSP streams by using an URL of the form
> "rtsp://<username>:<password>@host/file", but this causes the password
> to get sent over the net in the clear.)
Well i was already thinking of implementing some basic user<->program
communication routines. I guess this could be added to the list, and it
wouldn't be so difficult either. If this is a desired feature, it could
move up the todo list a bit.
What would the idea be? first try anonymous and if authentication error
occurs, then signal back to the application and the application should
bring up a dialog? Personally I like that best. However i can imagine
if you use such a thing daily, it might not be the best option....
Stil it's something most ppl probably will never use, and i would hate
to clutter the current "Open media dialog" even more.
Derk-Jan Hartman (d.hartman at student.utwente dot nl)
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