Q. I am concerned about encryption/encoding. Does AuthentiX encrypt passwords with Basic Authentication? How about with cookie-based AuthentiX authentication?
Basic Authentication uses Base64 encoding to encode the username and password between the browser and the server. Adequate for most purposes, Base64 encoding can be enhanced to become very secure if you use it in combination with SSL.
If you are concerned about encoding/encrypting the passwords in the internal or ODBC database, then you can use the Options/Password dialog to set an encoder/encrypter dll. The software comes with Base64 encoding dll, or you can build your own.
With cookies, there are now two AuthentiX flavors, one using
which encodes the cookies (proprietary encoding loosely built on base64) and one using
which uses MD5 hashing so the password can in theory never be cracked.
With any of these methods using SSL (https) will add a level of encryption which is virtually unbreakable.