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How can Hidden Service Authentication be used? I never saw documentation about that anywhere.

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Huh. I had no idea such a thing had even been considered, let alone implemented. –  Samuel Walker Oct 1 '13 at 19:01
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According to the manual, there are two configuration options (i.e. things you put in your torrc):

  • HidServAuth is what can be used on the client. It allows you to provide authentication cookies for hidden services as in HidServAuth <onion-address> <auth-cookie>.
  • HiddenServiceAuthorizeClient is the server side companion.

Please refer to the manual for more details.

Who knows, it might even work.

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