Password authentication (401)

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Ryan 03/29/2006 07:01 am
I am trying to download files from a password protected website. For each file that is password protected, the reponse is "401 Unauthorized". I have set my user/pass in the password options box, and tried all the options there as well, including prompt for info.

In IE6, when I click on the protected link, I get a standard "enter network password" dialog box, with a realm of "AuthentiX", also with an option to save this password in your password list. After entering the correct info, I get the normal open, save to disk dialog.

Other `web spider` programs have successfully downloaded these files, however they lacked OE`s extensive include / exclude ability.
Oleg Chernavin 03/29/2006 07:01 am
Dear Ryan,

Can you please tell me any link like that to test? I need no username/password.

Thank you.

Best regards,
Oleg Chernavin
MetaProducts corp.
Ryan 03/29/2006 07:01 am
> Can you please tell me any link like that to test? I need no username/password.

I didn`t post a link at first because it`s an adult website, also they `state` that you are not allowed to use mass downloading software. It seems that this is only a transfer limit over a certain period of time, and should be easy to stay below.

Here is a direct link to a password authentication screen.

http://www.mrdouble.com/palisade/htm/palisadeupdate.htm
Oleg Chernavin 03/29/2006 07:01 am
I just tried to set the Project to "Prompt for user name..." in the Passwords section. It worked and I was asked for a password. Does the same happen on your computer? Or the problem is that Offline Explorer asked for a password, but didn`t load anything then?

Oleg.
Ryan 03/29/2006 07:01 am
> I just tried to set the Project to "Prompt for user name..." in the Passwords section. It worked and I was asked for a password. Does the same happen on your computer? Or the problem is that Offline Explorer asked for a password, but didn`t load anything then?
>
> Oleg.

Yes, it asked for a password, I gave it the log/pass, and it contiuned on, but after the last get it has status: 401 Unauthorized. I assume that every get command is returning this status, but I am unable to see, as the next command is executed.

As I said before, I tried the two other relevant options in the password setup screen too, with the same results. The username / password is correct, as it works fine in IE.

They used to have a test username / password to verify whether ones browser was setup properly for the authenication used, however I`ve looked for it and can`t find it.

Is there anything else you can do without a real login info? Can you tell how the authentication works just by the dialog box, and or the source of the web page?
Oleg Chernavin 03/29/2006 07:01 am
Well, it is hard to test anything without the login info. Maybe you could send it to us directly - support@metaproducts.com ?

Oleg.
kiran 03/29/2006 07:01 am
chk at mrdouble.com

> Dear Ryan,
>
> Can you please tell me any link like that to test? I need no username/password.
>
> Thank you.
>
> Best regards,
> Oleg Chernavin
> MetaProducts corp.
Oleg Chernavin 03/29/2006 07:01 am
You can start downloading the site using the following URL:

http://user:password@www.mrdouble.com/palisade/htm/login.htm

Change user and password with your own ones.

Oleg.