Author Topic: RSS Feed cookie authenication  (Read 13166 times)

Offline franzdoe

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RSS Feed cookie authenication
« on: September 27, 2007, 12:09:22 PM »
Is it possible to implement a method of authentication to sites that provide RSS feeds? Sites generally allow free access to RSS feeds, but require authentication for downloading.

I am aware that this has been discussed before. The RSS Downloader in uTorrent has something similar, you can add the cookie data at the end of the RSS URL, and uTorrent submits it to the site.

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Using feeds that require cookies

To use feeds that require cookies, you must find the cookie for the site, and grab UID and pass from it.
IE users will find their cookies in %UserProfile%\Cookies
Firefox users will find their cookies in Tools -> Options -> Privacy -> Cookies -> View Cookies
Opera users will find their cookies in Tools -> Advanced -> Cookies, but they must scroll down manually, find doesn't work
Users of other browsers will have to consult their browser's documentation

Once you have the appropriate information, use this format for the feed URL:;pass=asdjh12378912y3lkj

Some sites do not use uid and pass as the variables, or use additional ones, so you MUST use the exact variable name and the extra variables they specify! For example, on a certain site, it uses id, password, and secure as the cookie variables you must use.

If you decide to work on it, you can try, it publishes such an RSS feed and the registration is free.

Offline Rdl

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RSS Feed cookie authenication
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2007, 01:42:28 PM »
Added. Same format as UTorrent. Case sensitive.

Compatibile also with rss links now