Python Scripts to logon to websites

BartlebyScrivener rpdooling at gmail.com
Thu Jan 12 00:59:41 CET 2006


Thanks, Peter.

Peter Hansen wrote:
> BartlebyScrivener wrote:
> >>but googling for "basic authentication" and
> >>maybe "realm" and/or "host" will find you other sites with less
> >>technically detailed material.
> >
> > This looks promising, but it'll take me a week to understand it :)
> >
> > http://www.voidspace.org.uk/python/articles/authentication.shtm
>
> (Minor typo... needs an extra "l" on the end:
>
> http://www.voidspace.org.uk/python/articles/authentication.shtml
> )
>
> By the way, note that neither basic auth nor digest auth provide any
> real security, and in fact with basic auth the userid and password are
> sent *in cleartext*.  For any serious production site these techniques
> should probably not be used without additional security measures in
> place, such as HTTPS encryption.
> 
> -Peter




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