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Basic Authentication within createHTTPClient

happy friday!

Hey I was wondering if there is a basic authentication method for Titanium.Network.createHTTPClient(); as there is for Titanium.UI.createWebView.

I need to connect with a server that has a basic apache auth box that pops up and asks for u/p

I know I can use: http://USER:PASS@URL but I think thats a bit less secure right?

I didnt see anything in the documentation but thought I would ask. Thanks

— asked September 24th 2010 by Dave F
  • authentication
  • createhttpclient

1 Answer

  • Accepted Answer

    Last time I checked there wasn't any built-in support for basic auth in HTTPClient. Fortunately, you can easily set the correct headers yourself:

        'Basic ' + Ti.Utils.base64encode(username+':'+password));
    — answered September 24th 2010 by Carmen Wick
    • Thats really cool. I didnt know what was possible. I gave it a shot but the error returned is Error.. Authentication Needed. Is there a reason this wouldnt work but the USERS:PASS@URL method I mentioned above would work? Thanks for the help!

      — commented September 24th 2010 by Dave F
    • You may have to call setRequestHeader() after you call open(), but before you call send(). See examples/foursquare.js in the KitchenSink. Also try sniffing the HTTP traffic to see if the Authorization header is being set correctly. Some good tools for this: Fiddler for windows (free), and HTTPScoop for OSX (costs $, but trial is free).

      — commented September 24th 2010 by Carmen Wick
    • Oh man! that worked!!! you're the best! Thanks so much!!

      — commented September 24th 2010 by Dave F
    • This helped me immensely too! Thanks!!

      — commented September 9th 2013 by Paulo Dichone
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