1 Reply Latest reply on Aug 28, 2007 7:39 AM by Peter Farland

    Basic authentication of a WebService -- Possible?

    JoshBeall Level 1
      Hi All,

      I have a web service that's defined like this:

      <mx:Webservice wsdl=" http://username:password@intranet/webservices/myservice.asmx?WSDL" />

      username and password are replace with the username and password used by IIS's basic authentication subsystem to restrict access to the web service.

      This seems to work just fine in Opera and Firefox, but in IE, it just hands. No fault or anything, it just hangs there, waiting for the WSDL to load.

      I've only tested in IE6, I'm not sure if it does the same in IE7.

      Is this a bug in Flex/Flash, a bug in IE, or something else entirely? Is there a different way to do basic authentication with web services?

      -Josh