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Maky Chopra
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Hi All,
Desparatly need some hlp here.. Any tips will be greatly appreciated. Did not get an answer anywhere else, so thought of posting in this forum..
I had posted related q's some time back.. Basically, I'm writing a java program to download a text file from the internet.. Its an https connection to a SSL 2.0 server
These were the first two hurdle.. I learnt to use JSSE to connect thru https but SSL 2.0 is not supported.. Then I got a third party package called ICE SSL/ ICE STORM BROWSER and using its jar files (they inherit from java.net), I was able to connect and download from SSL 2.0
Now, if an authentication box pops up, I can use the java.net.authenticator class to authenticate myself, right ? Can this class be used for html (form based) logins ?
The problem is that my url is, say, https://www.mc.com/rpps/cgi-bin/download.cgi?file.txt and I get the html of the download.cgi file (please login.. ) when I run my program.
Please help..
Any way I can authenticate myself to the site for this purpose ?
code Monkey
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For posting html forms (e.g. for login) you can use codes like
URLConnection connection = url.openConnection();
PrintWriter out
= new PrintWriter(connection.getOutputStream());
//getting username and pwd from an already initialized properties file.
Enumeration enum = nameValuePairs.keys();
while (enum.hasMoreElements())
{ String name = (String)enum.nextElement();
String value = nameValuePairs.getProperty(name);
char ch;
if (enum.hasMoreElements()) ch = '&'; else ch = '\n';
out.print(name + "="
+ URLEncoder.encode(value) + ch);
//if you now need to read what the server resopnds when u log in.....
BufferedReader in;
{ in = new BufferedReader(new
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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