This is less RPG-related, and more HTTP-related (I am not a web programmer).

I'm working with a new API (as a consumer). Their documentation states that the Authorization part of the header should be:

Authorization Basic MTIzNDU6YWJjZGU=

The characters after basic represent "The application ID and shared secret must be concatenated using a colon then RFC2045-MIME (base-64) encoded." (in this case 12345:abcde)

So I did the concatenation and base64_encode in my program BEFORE using the HTTP_SETAUTH procedure of HTTPAPI. After reviewing the debug.txt file, I could clearly see that HTTP_SETAUTH does that for me (I was basically encoding the "user" and "password" only to have HTTP_SETAUTH do it again)

This code works just fine:
rc = http_setauth(HTTP_AUTH_BASIC : applicationID : sharedSecret);

I would just like to understand how http_setauth "knows" to encode these. Is that an HTTP/HTTPS standard?



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