Re: JSON-RPC password

I’ve updated the RPC wiki page for how the password stuff will work in Bitcoin 0.3.3.

One nice side effect: you can prepare for the changes now; create a bitcoin.conf file with a username and password and modify your JSON-RPC code to do the HTTP Basic Authentication thing.  Old code will just ignore the .conf file and the Authorization: HTTP header.

Question for everybody:  should I add a section to the wiki page describing, in detail, how to do HTTP Basic authentication?  PHP and Python make is really easy– just use the http://user:pass@host:port/ URL syntax.  I don’t want to just duplicate the HTTP Basic authentication Wikipedia page.

Gavin’s changes look good.  I think everything is complete.  Here’s a test build, please test it!

http://www.bitcoin.org/download/bitcoin-0.3.2.5-win32.zip
http://www.bitcoin.org/download/bitcoin-0.3.2.5-linux.tar.gz

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