short of HTTPS - any way to have a secure username/password on the web?
I know HTTPS is great but to do it right, you need a certificate ...
If the application data required security, this is THE way to go.
However all I really want to do is make sure that the username and password the client sends is protected. I am using Java and JSP on the linux server and yes I do know how to make Java call C if required, but don't see how that helps.
The goal is minimum footprint on the client. We could download an applet, but even that can cause some security systems to choke. Trying to avoid the web application getting any security software upset.