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login to website as user, no browser

 
chop ficaro
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there's probably no way to do this, but i was wondering if java could login as a user to a website without opening a browser
 
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Maybe, it depends on how the site is built. Either way, you'll need cookies to let the server know you remembered the login. I'd check out Apache's HttpClient or a similar browser emulation library. I believe JWebUnit can also do what you need.
 
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Yes, JWebUnit (and HtmlUnit, on which it's built) can do this, and they have a much higher level API than HttpClient, so there's much less code to write.
 
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thanks guys il check it out
 
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