[Tutor] Using urllib to retrieve info

Alan G alan.gauld at freenet.co.uk
Tue Aug 9 10:06:37 CEST 2005

> Sorry of course that is the problem.  These pages are
> password protected !!!! 
> Is it possible to download password protected pages (I
> know the password but I don't how to get the program
> to use it).

That will depend on how the protection is implemented.
If your server is a J2EE box with full blown Kerberos 
security it may be almost impossible. If it's a more 
conventional server like apache which is protecting 
a file or folder then you may only have to submit 
the username and password - ie login! -  or build 
that into a cookie.

If the protection is done by the application itself then 
it could be anywhere in between those two extremes.


Alan G.

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