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Basic Authentication

A client that wants to authenticate itself with the server can do so by including an Authorization request header field with the credentials. In the case of a "Basic" authentication, the exchange must happen over an HTTPS (TLS) connection. Username and password are passed over the network as a base64 encoded string with a ":" separated. The following is a correct example of the Authorization header:
Authorization: Basix YWxhZGRpbjpvcGVuc2VzYW1l