Basic authentication in Istio vs Nginx

Hi folks,

We have a couple of services running with Istio and we need to add basic authentication with credentials saved in a k8s secret. Is there any possibility to implement basic authentication for a service using Istio as we do with Nginx Ingress controller, Ref link: https://kubernetes.github.io/ingress-nginx/examples/auth/basic/ ?

Thanks,
Suneesh

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Istio supports mTLS and JWT authentications. Is the basic authentication in the post belonging to one of these two types of authentication?

We also need this feature!

@suneesh, @dweidenfeld

Would you mind to open an github issue for this feature request? This would require some authentication API changes but I think it fits well in the ongoing design of the next version of authentication API.

@YangminZhu Sorry for the late reply. Thanks for the information and I have created a feature request for this, please see the reference link : https://github.com/istio/istio/issues/15618