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03-03-2008, 02:42 PM
Using an xaction, I am attempting to query XML data supplied from a webservice using an XQueryLookupRule. The catch is that the webservice is secured with BASIC authentication and I have been unable to pass in a username and password.

I've tried supplying my credentials in the URL for the service: http://username:password@server/service?arg1&arg2
And have tried using Kettle to download the XML into a file, but keep getting a 401 responce.

Anyone know the best way of doing this?

03-07-2008, 11:50 AM
Basic authentication uses HTTP headers to send the username and password. (You can't put the username and password on the URL.) Here's an example of Basic authentication (using Java and the HttpClient library): http://kickjava.com/src/BasicAuthenticationExample.java.htm.