KB – Does the back-end server accept Basic Authentication

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Question or problem

Verify that the back-end accepts Basic Authentication.

Send an HTTP request

Procedure-related prerequisites

  • You need to be logged in as root via SSH in a terminal window.
  • Ensure that the back-end server is configured for Basic Authentication.


  • Test preparation:
  • 1.
    Run the following commands:
  • copy
    curl -v -k http://sharepoint.int.virtinc.com/
  • Test execution and verification:
  • 1.
    Check the curl output.
  • The HTTP response contains an header WWW-Authenticate: Basic
  • In case of failure:
  • Check the back-end server is configured properly.