Basic authentication

Authenticate with Basic

Use the authentication-basic policy to authenticate with a backend service using basic authentication. This policy effectively sets the HTTP Authorization header to the value corresponding to the credentials provided in the policy.

Policy statement

XML
<authentication-basic username="username" password="password" />

Example

XML
<authentication-basic username="testuser" password="testpassword" />

Elements

Name

Description

Required

authentication-basic

Root element

Yes

Attributes

Name

Description

Required

Default

username

Specifies the username of the basic credential

Yes

N/A

password

Specifies the password of the basic credential

Yes

N/A

Usage

This policy can be used in the inbound policy scopes.

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