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Pulling password protected RSS feeds


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lcox

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Registered: 12/07/02
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Problem: I have a geeklog site on an intranet that needs to pull a password protected RSS feed.

In order to anticipate the question "why would you password protect an RSS feed in the first place?"...this is inside a city government and there is some information that's sensitive but not classified or private. A lot of types of information such as emergency responder, 911 or project statuses end up in buckets like this.

So, I've discovered the Portal Block has no provision for providing a username/password to pull a password protected RSS feed. Am I missing something, or is there a hack out there someone's done which supports this? If not, what's the best approach to provide a portal block for protected RSS?

Thanks,

Landon

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trinity

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they are probaqly useing http-auth
you can set the username and pass in the url by doing http://<username>:<password>@<domainname>.<tld>/path/to/feed
(i think i got that syntax right)
This is asumeing the feed classes suport http-auth

you can set a password on rss feeds by useing a .htaccess file and a .htpasswd file
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lcox

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Perfect - that worked exactly as I had hoped.

Thank you,

Landon

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