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What is the difference between "Basic User Authentication using CA Single Sign-On" and "Basic User Authentication via HTTP cookie using CA Single Sign-On"?

Question asked by Ruchita.mantri on Feb 28, 2017
Latest reply on Apr 21, 2017 by Stephen_Hughes

Hi,

I tried to add assertions required for both cases(Basic User Authentication using CA Single Sign-On and Basic User Authentication via HTTP cookie using CA Single Sign-On) in different APIs. In my case, both are working in same way meaning in both cases steps followed:

1. Hit the URL for first time and it asked for credentials then provided API response

2. Hit the URL again and it didn't ask for credentials and provided API response

and I feel in second case(Basic User Authentication via HTTP cookie using CA Single Sign-On), it is not even setting cookie variable. Can you please clarify if I am doing it in some other way.My understanding is in Basic User Authentication using CA Single Sign-On, it should always ask for credentials whenever I call the API and in Basic User Authentication via HTTP cookie using CA Single Sign-On, it should check if authentication is done before or not and if user is authenticated before, it should use cookie. 

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