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 +# Basic Authentication
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 +Basic Authentication is an [authentication](/​glossary/​a/​authentication) method using an *username* and password* to validate the client. Optionally, a *domain* may also be required.
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 +It can be used together with [WS-Security](/​glossary/​w/​wss) to validate traffic.