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What type of authentication is it when a web-browser pops up the logon dialog?

What type of authentication is it when a web-browser pops up the logon dialog?

When I go to a website that implements the built-in website logon dialog, what type of authentication is this called?

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Guest [Entry]

I think what you mean is called "Basic Authentication", where the browser gets a 401 HTTP error code when you try to access a protected page. It then displays the dialog box to the user asking to enter the username and password, and sends back the request to the webserver, encoding the username and password in Base64 in one of the header.