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  • User-1310838221 posted

    Hi,

    I am new to Web API, my first work on Web API. I have to build a web api service tat will be called from internet. I understand that when Web API service is hosted in IIS, I can set it up with credentials. For web, I read that credentials will be passed in clear text, so does it mean that basic authentication is not secure. I do not know if my client will agree to HTTPS. Is there any other way to make basic authentication secure for Web API? 

    Thank you.

    Monday, April 11, 2016 1:30 AM

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