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Re: [Bug-wget] Cookies and WWW-Authenticate

From: Micah Cowan
Subject: Re: [Bug-wget] Cookies and WWW-Authenticate
Date: Thu, 27 Aug 2009 00:52:28 -0700
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Martin Carpenter wrote:
> We would like to use wget against a SiteMinder (Computer Associates)
> protected website which uses basic authentication. SiteMinder sends a
> cookie in the 401 response to the initial request, but wget steadfastly
> ignores this (even with --keep-session-cookies and --save-cookies), does
> not save it and does not send it back in the next request (with the
> authentication credentials). SiteMinder consequently denies the logon.
> This makes me sad.

This has been fixed in the latest development sources (which, however,
have a bigger set of requirements for building than the released
sources; see http://wget.addictivecode.org/RepositoryAccess if you feel
adventurous). The changeset is at

Micah J. Cowan
Programmer, musician, typesetting enthusiast, gamer.
Maintainer of GNU Wget and GNU Teseq

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