Pelco Developer Network (PDN)

Why is HTTP Basic Authentication not recommended when communicating with Sarix cameras?

HTTP basic authentication is not secure without using TLS (Transport Layer Security, where the API is sent to the HTTPS port rather than the HTTP port). The user and password is sent over the network in the clear. Encoding user and password with base64 is not a secure encoding.

For more information see http://pdn.pelco.com/blog/pelco-ip-camera-authentication