New Brave issues with http authentication password protected sites

Description of the issue:

I’ve used Brave browser with http authentication sites for the last 6 months with no issues. Today when I go to access a site that is secured with http authentication, I get a blank screen and don’t get the sign in prompt. Note if I login in a private window, I do get the prompt.

Steps to Reproduce (add as many as necessary): 1. 2. 3.

  1. Go to http authenticated site. Example:

Actual Result (gifs and screenshots are welcome!):

Blank screen, no sign in prompt.

Expected result:

Standard http authentication sign in prompt.

Reproduces how often:

Always, but only started happening today.

Operating System and Brave Version(See the About Brave page in the main menu):
Operating system: Windows NT 10.0
Version 1.1.20 Chromium: 79.0.3945.74 (Official Build) (64-bit)

Additional Information:

Try turning off “Connections upgraded to HTTPS” in the Shields settings panel.

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One more thing to try would be to see if it works in Firefox.

Chromium has a bug parsing some HTTP basic auth headers: