HTTP Authorization with RSS

Geof: Offhand, do you know how to do HTTP authentication with an URL?

Geof: such as http://domain.tld/tasks/rss.php?user=blah&pass=foo?

Alex: http://alexking.org/software/tasks/documentation/rss_401.html

Geof: 😆 Okay, next time, I’ll RTFM

Alex: documentation isn’t for reading, it’s for sending links 🙂

Geof: 😆 yes

Geof: very much true!


In case you missed it: HTTP Authentication for RSS feeds. This FAQ is specific to Alex’s software, but the schema should work the same for most everyone.