Instance Method

connection(_:didReceive:)

Sent when a connection must authenticate a challenge in order to download its request.

Declaration

optional func connection(_ connection: NSURLConnection, didReceive challenge: URLAuthenticationChallenge)

Parameters

connection

The connection sending the message.

challenge

The challenge that connection must authenticate in order to download its request.

Discussion

This method gives the delegate the opportunity to determine the course of action taken for the challenge: provide credentials, continue without providing credentials, or cancel the authentication challenge and the download.

The delegate can determine the number of previous authentication challenges by sending the message previousFailureCount to challenge.

If the previous failure count is 0 and the value returned by proposedCredential is nil, the delegate can create a new NSURLCredential object, providing information specific to the type of credential, and send a use(_:for:) message to [challenge sender], passing the credential and challenge as parameters. If proposedCredential is not nil, the value is a credential from the URL or the shared credential storage that can be provided to the user as feedback.

The delegate may decide to abandon further attempts at authentication at any time by sending [challenge sender] a continueWithoutCredential(for:) or a cancel(_:) message. The specific action is implementation dependent.

If the delegate implements this method, the download will suspend until [challenge sender] is sent one of the following messages: use(_:for:), continueWithoutCredential(for:) or cancel(_:).

If the delegate does not implement this method the default implementation is used. If a valid credential for the request is provided as part of the URL, or is available from the NSURLCredentialStorage the [challenge sender] is sent a use(_:for:) with the credential. If the challenge has no credential or the credentials fail to authorize access, then continueWithoutCredential(for:) is sent to [challenge sender] instead.

See Also

Related Symbols

func use(URLCredential, for: URLAuthenticationChallenge)

Attempt to use a given credential for a given authentication challenge.

func continueWithoutCredential(for: URLAuthenticationChallenge)

Attempt to continue downloading a request without providing a credential for a given challenge.

func cancel(URLAuthenticationChallenge)

Cancels a given authentication challenge.