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From Karl Wright <>
Subject Re: Web connector - Session-based access credentials
Date Thu, 30 Aug 2012 14:03:20 GMT
It sounds like your regular expression(s) which describe what pages
belong to the logon sequence may be incorrect.  After the logon
sequence exits, the crawler will attempt to refetch the page it was
working on before it entered the logon sequence.  If that page is PART
of the logon sequence it will loop as you describe.

Your seed documents should therefore NOT be logon pages or you will
never get anywhere...


On Thu, Aug 30, 2012 at 9:58 AM, Michael Kooloos <> wrote:
> Karl,
> I've read through the similar problems/questions on the list (only found 3),
> but without any luck. In the Seed I've the page I want to crawl, but this on
> protected by security, so I setup a redirect to the login-page and a form
> for the login-page with the username/password parameters. When I look in the
> Simple History I see the fetch of the first page, the begin-logon, redirect
> to the login-page, the end-logon, but then it starts all over again and
> keeps in a loop. Any ideas? I think a working example will help me a lot..
> Michael
>> Date: Thu, 30 Aug 2012 09:29:08 -0400
>> Subject: Re: Web connector - Session-based access credentials
>> From:
>> To:
>> I set it up to crawl Angie's List at one point. It was developed to
>> crawl an oil-and-gas exploration subscription site. Others have
>> fielded fairly detailed questions and/or problems to this list, so I
>> know it has been used by many.
>> Can you give a more thorough and detailed description of what your are
>> trying to crawl, and what is happening for you?
>> Karl
>> On Thu, Aug 30, 2012 at 9:25 AM, Michael Kooloos <>
>> wrote:
>> >
>> > Hi,
>> >
>> > Does anyone have a working example of the session-based access
>> > credentials
>> > for the web connector? Following the end-user-documentation as good as
>> > possible, but still no luck :(
>> >
>> > Thanks!

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