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To enhance security, each virtual directory that is mapped by the Web server has associated authentication values and permission values that correspond, respectively, to the Aand Pvalues that are identified in the registry key for that virtual directory.
The authentication and permissions checks that are performed by the Web server should not be confused with a secure connection. The Web server does not support any form of encrypted transmission, such as Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). Therefore, all data (with the exception of Windows NT Challenge/Response (NTLM) passwords) that is sent between the client browser and the server is in plain text. Note that basic authentication s vulnerable to packet sniffing, so care should be taken when sending sensitive information to and from the server across a public or insecure network such as the Internet.
Last updated on Friday, April 02, 2004