urllib2 BASIC Authentication not working
ricardo.gladwell at btinternet.com
Tue May 8 05:48:53 EDT 2001
I am attempting to use urllib2 to automate the process of logging onto a
web site with BASIC authentication. To do this I use the following code
# begin python fragement
handler = HTTPBasicAuthHandler();
handler.add_password( realm, uri, user, passwd );
opener = build_opener( handler );
install_opener( opener );
f = urlopen( url );
# end python fragment
Where realm, uri, user and passwd are correct values that *should* allow
access to url. However, when I execute the above I get a HTTP error 401
(Authorization Required) thrown from the last line, the call to urlopen().
It seems that urllib2 is not calling the HTTPBasicAuthHandler for
authentication information, and is simply throwing an error.
Please advise, TIA...
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