403 Forbidden

08/28/2005 05:59 pm
I am having a problem downloading a password-protected website.
I use the OE internal browser to login - no problem.
I can login and browse the website using the OE internal browser - no problem.
When I try to rip the site I get a 403 Forbidden message appearing when OE encounters the login page.
What am I doing wrong?

Here`s something else I`ve noticed.
If I use Internet Explorer (SP-2) to login I can browse the website - no problem.
If I copy a link from a page within the website and paste it into a new IE window I get a 403 forbidden message.
What`s up with that?

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

Oleg Chernavin
08/30/2005 07:35 am
The problem with separate MS IE windows is normal, because they do not share session cookies after logon. Offline Explorer always uses session cookies from the Internal browser. I think you should make sure that MS IE cookies are enabled in the Options dialog of Offline Explorer.

Best regards,
Oleg Chernavin
MP Staff
08/30/2005 10:33 am

I`ll try what you suggested.

I`ve used this program to download other password-protected websites before - but those had the popup login prompt.
Oleg Chernavin
08/31/2005 09:47 am
I see. Loading sites that have a logon form in a Web page should be simple enough with the above approach - when you logon the site first in the Internal browser and then download it.