[Users] [Bug 3098] New: Please add support for basic HTTP authentication

Ricardo Mones ricardo at mones.org
Thu Nov 13 10:18:39 CET 2014

On Wed, Nov 12, 2014 at 03:06:57PM -0800, Dan Lyke wrote:
> On Fri, 28 Feb 2014 13:51:17 +0000
> noreply at thewildbeast.co.uk wrote:
> > Would be nice that RRRyl could support a username and password in feed
> > properties for sending to the server at retrieval.
> I could swear that at some point I used the URL standard
> http://username@password:hostname/path syntax for specifying username
> and password in RSSyl.

Yep, that also works, as Andrej gently reminded to me on IRC.

Nevertheless, it has two caveats:
 • If the password has 'strange' chars they have to be URL-encoded by hand.
   This is a one time incovenience only, but it's easy to forget (I did!)
 • The username and password are shown in almost plain text when you open
   the dialog, exposing them to shoulder surfers.

The latter has already been considered as a security problem in the past
so I don't think is an usage to be promoted, but as always YMMV.

  Ricardo Mones 
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