authenticate property Null safety

void authenticate=(Future<bool> f(Uri url, String scheme, String? realm)?)

Sets the function to be called when a site is requesting authentication.

The URL requested, the authentication scheme and the security realm from the server are passed in the arguments f.url, f.scheme and f.realm.

The function returns a Future which should complete when the authentication has been resolved. If credentials cannot be provided the Future should complete with false. If credentials are available the function should add these using addCredentials before completing the Future with the value true.

If the Future completes with true the request will be retried using the updated credentials, however, the retried request will not carry the original request payload. Otherwise response processing will continue normally.

If it is known that the remote server requires authentication for all requests, it is advisable to use addCredentials directly, or manually set the 'authorization' header on the request to avoid the overhead of a failed request, or issues due to missing request payload on retried request.


void set authenticate(
    Future<bool> Function(Uri url, String scheme, String? realm)? f);