Http-request password - 401 error

I'm not a security expert, but in this older post there was a rather similar problem.

Could it be that your web switch also uses digest authentication instead of basic authentication? Both methods require a username and password. But the request library uses basic authentication, unless it is specified explicit that digest authentication is required.

If you update to the latest Node-RED version, then your http-request node will support Digest Authentication:


Would be nice if you could test whether that solves the problem!