[development] authenticated RSS feed

alex at owal.co.uk alex at owal.co.uk
Fri Jun 16 15:40:01 UTC 2006

> The problem is, none of the content is viewable without being an
> authenticated
> user.  RSS readers, like Thunderbird (the greatest unknown RSS reader :-),
> don't know how to log into Drupal to download the feeds.


Lets assume for a moment that we are using Basic Authentication instead of
Drupal's own. In such a case lots of RSS readers could supply a user and
password - possibly even by specifying the URL in the form


Presumably the RSS fetcher understands this format and supplies the
username and password when the web server asks for that info.

Now - this leads me to wonder whether Drupal authentication and Basic
Authentication might be combined somehow - or possibly have a separate
page controlled by basic authentication which is internally proxied to the
Drupal RSS page.

Sorry for the rambling reply :-)


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