1. This mechanism is exactly similar to basic authentication except that password is sending in encrypted form.
  2. This encryption makes digtes authentication more secure.


  1. When compared with basic authentication digest authentication is more secure.


  1. Very few provide the support for digest authentication (because browser is responsible to perform encryption ).
  2. Most of the web servers doesn’t provide support for digest authentication because servlet specification doesn’t test that it is mandatory.
  3. We can’t customize look & feel of the dialog box.