How do I enable HTTP proxy forwarding of user basic credentials upstream?

FAQ ID:    FAQ1696
Version:    2.0
Status:    Published
Published date:    11/04/2011
Updated:    02/09/2012


#(config IWA realm_name) server-authentication { none | origin | proxy }

Enables/disables the forwarding of BASIC credentials of the authenticated user to the origin content server or for proxy authentication. Flush the entries for a realm if the server-authentication value is changed to ensure that the server-authentication value is immediately applied.

You can only choose one server-authentication method:

  • If set to origin, BASIC credentials are forwarded to an upstream server.
  • If set to proxy, BASIC credentials are forwarded to an upstream proxy.
  • If set to none, forwarding of BASIC credentials is disabled.

The format is username:password


SGOS 5.5.x Command Line Interface Reference, Page 320


SGOS 5.5.x Content Policy Language Reference, page 360

Determines how to authenticate to an upstream server using BASIC credentials.
This property controls sending BASIC credentials to an upstream server or proxy for an authenticated
user. By default, no credentials will be sent upstream. If origin is selected, then BASIC credentials
will be sent upstream using the HTTP Authorization header. If proxy is selected and forwarding is
configured, then credentials will be sent upstream using the HTTP Proxy-Authorization header.
If the user authenticated to the ProxySG using BASIC credentials, then by default, those credentials
will be forwarded upstream. If the user authenticated using NTLM, Kerberos, or a realm that does
not use passwords, then by default the username will be forwarded along with an empty password.
Optionally, the username and password sent upstream can be configured with substitution strings.

in Web authentication layer, select the send credential to upstream action.



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