Firefox sends credentials in HTTP header to Apache2 for any subdirectory
on an Apache 2.2 httpd I have configured a named virtual host like https://example.com:4711
This virtual host contains 2 reverse proxies for the /i/ and /apex/ subdirectories used for Oracle Application Express. In addition to this there is a subdirectory named /docs for some static documents which are independent from Oracle APEX.
Within the Apache virtual host configuration the /docs directory is password-protected using the directives "AuthType Basic" and "AuthName MyDir" inside a <Directory ...> section - this is working fine so far.
Tested with FF 60 ESR (as well as with old FF 45.9 ESR).
Is there any means to prevent this behaviour, i.e. that users do not have to clear "Active Logins"? Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance, Markus
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Maybe create a bug report to get some feedback from the Firefox devs.