Http Auth in a Firefox 3 bookmarklet
I'm trying to create a bookmarklet for posting del.icio.us bookmarks to a separate account.
I tested it from the command line like:
wget -O - --no-check-certificate \ "https://seconduser:firstname.lastname@example.org/v1/posts/add?url=http://seet.dk&description=test"
This works great.
I then wanted to create a bookmarklet in my firefox. I googled and found bits and pieces and ended up with:
But all that happens is that I get this from del.icio.us:
<?xml version="1.0" standalone="yes"?> <result code="access denied" /> <!-- fe04.api.del.ac4.yahoo.net uncompressed/chunked Thu Aug 7 02:02:54 PDT 2008 -->
If I then go to the address bar and press enter, it changes to:
<?xml version='1.0' standalone='yes'?> <result code="done" /> <!-- fe02.api.del.ac4.yahoo.net uncompressed/chunked Thu Aug 7 02:07:45 PDT 2008 -->
Any ideas how to get it to work directly from the bookmarks?
4 answers given for "Http Auth in a Firefox 3 bookmarklet"
Can you sniff the traffic to find what's actually being sent? Is it sending any auth data at all and it's incorrect or being presented in a form the server doesn't like, or is it never being sent by firefox at all?
@travis Looks very nice! I will sure take a look into it. I can think of several places I can use that
I never got round to sniff the traffic but found out that a php site on my own server with http-auth worked fine, so i figured it was something with delicious. I then created a php page that does a wget of the delicious api and everything works fine :)
Does calling the method twice work?
Seems to me that your authentication is being approved after the content arrives, so then a second attempt now works because you have the correct cookies.
I'd recommend checking out the iMacros addon for Firefox. I use it to login to a local web server and after logging in, navigate directly to a certain page. The code I have looks like this, but it allows you to record your own macros:
VERSION BUILD=6000814 RECORDER=FX TAB T=1 URL GOTO=http://10.20.2.4/login TAG POS=1 TYPE=INPUT:TEXT FORM=NAME:introduce ATTR=NAME:initials CONTENT=username-goes-here SET !ENCRYPTION NO TAG POS=1 TYPE=INPUT:PASSWORD FORM=NAME:introduce ATTR=NAME:password CONTENT=password-goes-here TAG POS=1 TYPE=INPUT:SUBMIT FORM=NAME:introduce ATTR=NAME:Submit&&VALUE:Go URL GOTO=http://10.20.2.4/timecard
I middle click on it and it opens a new tab and runs the macro taking me directly to the page I want, logged in with the account I specified.