Enable HTTP Plain/Digest authentication to facilitate viewing protected entries via syndication
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If it were possible to log into LJ using Plain/Digest authentication, this would enable people to view protected entries.
Full description of the idea
Many popular RSS aggregators such as the one I use, intraVnews allow the retrieval of "secure" feeds via Plain/Digest authentication. While the auth method is not really *secure* because it doesn't use SSL or strong encryption, I feel it would be comparable to the level of security provided by the current model.
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