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Fri Mar 2 04:30:21 PST 2007

Hi folks,

I'm new to twill and - first of all - happy to have found it. I had such a project in mind for a long time and I'm glad to find it already realized.

I'm currently trying out the capabilities. I'm currently working in a restricted corporate environment with lots of proxys and authentications.

I already found out how to deal with the authentication-requiring proxys and I'm currently dealing with the login to a restricted web site.

I'm currently not able to log in with twill into a site, while I can access the site via urllib2 with the following script:

import urllib2
passmgr = urllib2.HTTPBasicAuthHandler()
passmgr.add_password("LDAP Intranet-Login:", 'webportal', 'myname', 'mypw')

opener = urllib2.build_opener(passmgr)

f = urllib2.urlopen('http://webportal/twiki/bin/view/Main/WebHome')
buf = f.read()
print buf

If I use the same credentials within a "add_auth" command in twill it won't work (I get a 403 access forbidden).

What I was wondering about is: twill uses HTTPPasswordMgr where my script uses HTTPBasicAuthHandler, and my script installs the handler.

I'm not deep into the inner workings of urllib2 and mechanize - any pointer would be helpful.


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