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authorThien-Thi Nguyen <ttn@gnuvola.org>2020-12-22 22:11:28 -0500
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@@ -38,8 +38,9 @@ Nexus Users
The concept of a *nexus user* is used to implement access control to the
operations that the nexus provides.
-A user has a login name and a (salted, hashed) password. (Other authentication
-methods could be added in the future.)
+A user has a login name and a (salted, hashed) password.
+This is the `HTTP basic auth <https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc7617>`_ method.
+(Other authentication methods could be added in the future.)
A nexus user can be marked as *superuser*. All permission checks are skipped
for superusers. Only superusers are allowed to create/modify other users.