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

From: Robin Gist <djkryptyk(at)not-real.gmail.com>
Date: Wed May 16 2007 - 04:40:49 GMT
Hello Bill -- I was thinking about exactly the same thing, writing a login
script that takes the params off of the URL and returns a cookie.  At this
point, I'll cheat.  :)

Any advice or caveats?

thanks for the reply, Bill.

regards,
Robin

(btw, see your in Palo Alto -- I'm over in Pleasanton)


On 5/15/07, William M. Conlon <bill@tothept.com> wrote:
>
> 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 have a backdoor to let swish-e  authenticate using a GET
> request.
>
> --
> bill
>
> ---------- Original Message -----------
> From: "Robin Gist" <djkryptyk@gmail.com>
> To: users@lists.swish-e.org
> 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
> ------- End of Original Message -------
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Received on Wed May 16 00:40:46 2007