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Browser authentication dialog when HTTPService fails with a 401 response code


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I am using a HTTP Service to talk to a third party API and
passing username/password in HTTP Basic Auth header.

When i enter wrong credentials through my application, as
expected i get a 401 unauthorized response. But before the fault
handler gets called, my browser shows the authentication dialog
asking me to re-enter the username/password.

It happens on safari and firefox browser on OS X. I have not
checked other environments.

Is this expected? I do not want the browser to show me an
authentication dialog and want my application

to handle the 401 error.


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