Getting data from a secure web page

Jim Ault jimaultwins at yahoo.com
Tue Feb 2 19:26:46 EST 2010


Quick suggestion: more later when I have time

Look at the LiveHeaders in Firefox and see what the
Authorization header says when you do the direct login

Then add the custom header in Rev before sending.
Basic Authorization is just the name and password in base64.

This was part of a question I had on this list about 6 weeks ago, so  
do a search for 'authoriaztion' and look at the code I found that  
worked.
Now on to my deadline.

Jim Ault
Las Vegas

On Feb 2, 2010, at 4:01 PM, Sarah Reichelt wrote:

> Hi All,
>
> I need the ability to download a secure web page (I have the login
> details) and get data from it. This is so I can allow everyone to
> monitor internet usage, so we don't go over in a month and get
> speed-capped to dial-up to speeds.
>
> On my browser, I go to
> <https://memberservices.optuszoo.com.au/login/?target=/myusage/>
> and when I enter the name & password, I get to
> <https://memberservices.optuszoo.com.au/myusage/> which has the data I
> need.
>
> I have tried using Rev directly:
>    put URL "https://memberservices.optuszoo.com.au/myusage/"
> and
>    put URL "https://username:password@memberservices.optuszoo.com.au/myusage/ 
> "
> but these give no data at all.
>
> Then I tried curl, but I have to say I find it very confusing with
> it's multitude of options. I tried several options that gave nothing
> and some that gave me back a web page, but always just the login page
> again.
>
> revBrowser allows me to get the login page, enter my details and
> login, then get the html source so I can find the usage data I need,
> but this is only a useful technique if I have a way to submit a form
> automatically from a revBrowser.
>
> So does anyone have a way of getting data from a page like this?
>







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