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Nasser Aboobaker
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Hi,
I have a password protected folder in my webserver. Can I pass the password while calling a file from that folder through http?
Operating system. windows2000
Thanks
Nazer
SJ Adnams
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Joined: Sep 28, 2001
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oh yes,
cant remember exactly, but you need base64 encode the username and password and stick a colon ':' between the two. Then set a header field with this value.
Can't remember the header name? you know google don't you??
Nasser Aboobaker
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Hi,
Thanks Lee.
Can some one be more specific with this?
Nazer
SJ Adnams
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GET /MyPages/MySecret/file.txt HTTP/1.0\r\n
Authenticate: base64-encoded-string\r\n
where base64-encoded-string = "user:pass" encoded as base64 (no quotes)
[ September 13, 2002: Message edited by: Simon Lee ]
Nasser Aboobaker
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Thanks Lee.
Nazer
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
 
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