[tor-dev] Hidden Service authorization UI

Fabio Pietrosanti - lists lists at infosecurity.ch
Sun Nov 9 20:30:46 UTC 2014

On 11/9/14 8:58 PM, Jacob Appelbaum wrote:
>> For example, it would be interesting if TBB would allow people to
>> input a password/pubkey upon visiting a protected HS. Protected HSes
>> can be recognized by looking at the "authentication-required" field of
>> the HS descriptor. Typing your password on the browser is much more
>> useable than editing a config file.
> That sounds interesting.

Also i love this idea but i would suggest to preserve the copy&paste
self-authenticated URL property of TorHS, also in presence of authorization.

It could be done with a parameter in the URL
Or it could be done with a URL handler httpA://PASSWORD@blahblah.onion .

That way it will be possible to use such authenticated TorHS by
bookmarking an URL in TBB or by copy/pasting it from a password manager.

Fabio Pietrosanti (naif)
HERMES - Center for Transparency and Digital Human Rights
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