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Re: [swish-e] SWISH authentication on Intranet/MediaWiki

From: William M. Conlon <bill(at)>
Date: Wed May 16 2007 - 00:23:07 GMT
1. Enable cookies in the spider config
2. use the get_password callback function for realm authentication.  but probably not useful for you.
3. I cheat and swish-e a GET request backdoor to authenticate and get a cookie.


---------- Original Message -----------
From: "Robin Gist" <>
Sent: Tue, 15 May 2007 16:58:55 -0700
Subject: [swish-e] SWISH authentication on Intranet/MediaWiki

> Hello -- I've been a user of swish for a little while now.  I really 
> like it, so I want to use it for spidering a MediaWiki-based 
> intranet, which uses a form-based authentication (instead of Basic 
> HTTP Auth).  Unfortunately
> (from my perspective), it is POST-based instead of GET-based auth, 
> so I cannot easily mock up a URL with a username and password.
> Has anyone out there tackled POSTED form-based authentication with 
> swish, in particular with MediaWiki, or have an idea about how I may 
> approach this problem??  I've been chasing this down for the better 
> part of a day (from both sides).    When resolved, I'll happily 
> share my results with the rest of the class.
> Many thanks
> Robin
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