Client authentication

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Special editions of WhiskerServer exist that permit only certain clients to use them fully.

For example, there is an edition of Whisker for CANTAB and MonkeyCantab, sold by Campden Instruments Ltd

This edition of the server permits no other clients to use it; users must purchase a full version of the server to use other clients.


These special clients authenticate themselves using the following command protocols:




A non-authenticated client using one of these special editions of the server will see this error message:


SyntaxError: Not permitted - provide authentication first


if they try to manipulate devices.