As described on the Wikipedia: "In the context of an HTTP transaction, basic access authentication is a method for an HTTP user agent (e.g. a web browser) to provide a user name and password when making a request (...) HTTP Basic authentication (BA) implementation is the simplest technique for enforcing access controls to web resources because it does not require cookies, session identifiers, or login pages; rather, HTTP Basic authentication uses standard fields in the HTTP header"

The HTTP Basic authentication can be required in some cases, for instance a remote software that would not recognize the login fields in the webpage of the camera. In that case, you can send http://username:password@camera-IP-address (ex: http://admin:admin@ to login directly.

In the Avonic camera web Gui (SYSTEM tab > Use), the HTTP Basic Authentication is a switchable option that can be enabled or disabled as shown below:

- HTTP Basic Authentication enabled (note that the LOG OUT option is NOT available on the top right):

- HTTP Basic Authentication disabled (the LOG OUT option is now available on the top right):

Everytime you change the HTTP Basic Authentication, please reboot the camera.

* To have these functions in the camera web GUI, be sure to run the latest firmwares.