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From Padhu Vinirs <>
Subject Re: Form-based authentication
Date Wed, 09 Oct 2002 22:07:00 GMT
Shouldnt the url format be http://url?user=xxx&password=xxx ? Also, if 
you do this, you could encrypt the password it before calling 
sendRedirect and decrypt it at the url cgi.

-- padhu

Rajesh Kanderi wrote:

>how do you access a webpage which has a form-based
>authentication setup using java.
>i am able to do it using an href
>but the problem is it shows the passowrd. 
>I tried to construct the above url in a servlet and
>then doing a sendRedirect. but the sendRedirect
>doesn't seem to like the format of the
>url,specifically having the user:password.
>Is there a way to do it using java classes
>URLconnection or HttpURLConnection
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