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Last updated: Mar 25 2013


This document describes the configuration of the episerver.basicAuthentication section. Please refer to the Configuration Syntax for an explanation of the syntax used in the description of the configuration elements.


<episerver.basicAuthentication basicRealm="string"
                               sendBasicChallenge="bool" />
The episerver.basicAuthentication element is optional. Default configuration values as below are set in code, these values will be overriden if other values are specified in the web.config file.
Name Default Value Description
basicRealm String.Empty Gets the basic realm used when sending a basic authentication challenge to the client.
sendBasicChallenge true Defines if the EPiServer.Security.BasicAuthentication module should send basic challenge to the client.

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