Automating HTTP User Authentication
Is there any way to send a username/password pair in the URL for an HTTP
request similar to how it can be done for ftp?
For example to log into an FTP site (other than anonymous) I can do this:
Is there any way to do something similar and have Apache authenticate the
user. I need HTTP authentication because I want usernames to be logged. I
want it to be automated because they are already authenticated on another
website and want to click on a personalized link from that site to come to
http://username:firstname.lastname@example.org/ does not authentication them. I was
hoping that I could have them click on a link such as this:
Then in auth.cgi extract the username and password and redirect the user to
I hope my explanation is clear.