Basic authenication

Q . what do they mean Authentication, Authorization, and Access Control ?
To knw about them :

http://httpd.apache.org/docs/1.3/howto/auth.html

Q . how do we decrypt , the encrpted user id and password that does BASIC authentication ?

To decrypt encrypted user id nad password :

http://home.versatel.nl/MAvanEverdingen/Code/
e.g
suppose your base64 basic authentication is in hTTP live header is like:
Authorization: Basic anVudGE6MTMzNw==

so put the string
: anVudGE6MTMzNw==

and it will give you decrypted user id and password which is seperated by ‘ : ‘.
junta:1337

so user id is -> junta & password is -> 1337

To get more information :

http://www.softpedia.com/get/Security/Encrypting/Base-64-Encoder-Decoder.shtml

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