[CalendarServer-dev] [Calendar and Contacts Server] #422: Digest authentication algorithm md5 & RFC2617

Calendar and Contacts Server trac at macosforge.org
Mon Mar 14 11:23:33 PDT 2011

#422: Digest authentication algorithm md5 & RFC2617
 Reporter:  marten.gajda@…               |       Owner:  wsanchez@…        
     Type:  Defect                       |      Status:  new               
 Priority:  5: Not set                   |   Milestone:                    
Component:  Calendar Server              |    Severity:  Other             
 Keywords:  Digest authentication md5    |       Radar:                    
 I'm writing a CardDAV-Sync adapter for Android and came across the
 following issue when connecting to caldavd:
 Android's HTTP implementation can not handle digest authentication when
 algorithm is set to "md5" instead of "MD5".

 I do not know whether Android is wrong or caldavd.
 RFC2617 states:

 algorithm = "algorithm" "=" ( "MD5" | "MD5-sess" | token )

 but does not say anything about case-sensitivity.

 I'd like to know your opinion about this. I'm not sure if I can work
 around this issue somehow. For the moment my only solution is to advise my
 users to change the algorithm to MD5.



Ticket URL: <http://trac.calendarserver.org/ticket/422>
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