Need Pattern For Logging Into A Website

Jan Wąsak jhnwsk at gmail.com
Mon Jan 28 09:57:35 CET 2013


On Friday, January 25, 2013 2:29:51 AM UTC+1, Tim Daneliuk wrote:
> I need to write a Python script to do the following:
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>    - Connect to a URL and accept any certificate - self-signed or authoritative
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>    - Provide login name/password credentials
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>    - Fill in some presented fields
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>    - Hit a "Submit" button
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> Why?  Because I don't want to have to start a browser and do this
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> interactively every time I authenticate with a particular server.
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> I want to do this at the command line with no interactive intervention.
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> I know Python pretty well.  I don't quite know how to do this and
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> was hoping someone had a simple pattern they could share for
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> doing this.
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> 
> 
> TIA,
> 

Hello Tim,

I think you may also want to take a look at python requests.
http://docs.python-requests.org/en/latest/user/advanced/

>From my experience they do a much nicer job than urllib and anything I've tried.
You will probably get what you want out of them easily and in no time.

-- 
cheers,
john



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