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Logging Into WebPage & Collecting Source From Another

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Hi All,

I am currently trying to find the best way to log into a web page using a username/password to create a cookie.  This will then enable me to access a webpage within that site and obtain the source code from it for my use.

Currently I have used the following:

#include <IE.au3>
#Include <String.au3>
#include <Array.au3>

; login and user status URLs

$loginurl = 'http://localhost:8080/TestSite/checkLogin.jsp?uid=bob&pwd=bob'
$processurl = 'http://localhost:8080/TestSite/UserStatuses.jsp'

; Register IE error handler

; Create the webpage and login to test site then close the webpage to create cookie

$loginpage = _IECreate($loginurl, 0, 0, 1, 0)
$pageText = _IEBodyReadText($loginpage)

$check = StringInStr($pageText, "Internet Explorer cannot display", 1)
$check2 = StringInStr($pageText, "The password you entered is incorrect", 1)

IF $check <> 0 Then    ; error checking to tell me if i've hit the page or if cannot access
   ConsoleWrite("Error - Cannot Open Login Page" & @LF)
ElseIf $check2 <> 0 Then  ; further error checking to tell me if i've managed to get to my page or failing login
   ConsoleWrite("Error - Cannot Login To Test Site" & @LF)

; Input element commands for login page ;  This is old code i was using to input username/password into fields.

;Local $oForm = _IEFormGetObjByName($oIE, "frmLogin")
;Local $oText = _IEFormElementGetObjByName($oForm, "uid")
;_IEFormElementSetValue($oText, "bob")
;Local $oText = _IEFormElementGetObjByName($oForm, "pwd")
;_IEFormElementSetValue($oText, "bob")
;$processSource = _INetGetSource($processurl, 'True')

; Create webpage navigate to user status and read the source.  Close the page

$processpage = _IECreate($processurl, 0, 0, 1, 0)
$processSource = _IEBodyReadHTML($processpage)

$check = StringInStr($processSource, "Internet Explorer cannot display", 1)
$check2 = StringInStr($processSource, "The password you entered is incorrect", 1)

IF $check <> 0 Then 
   ConsoleWrite("Error - Cannot Open Login Page" & @LF)
ElseIf $check2 <> 0 Then
   ConsoleWrite("Error - Cannot Login To test site" & @LF)


This I've noticed opens an instance of Internet Explorer to perform the work which obviously can be a bit resource intensive.  

I'd like to find another way of doing this, is there such a way to just send a webpage the revelant url with login details to create a cookie to then allow me to just navigate to collect the source from my users page?  

I've tried to use _INetGetSource($myURL, 'true') to get the source which works fine but of course I cannot use this unless I have a nice way of passing the login details to the first page to give me access to this second page.

Any ideas??

Kind regards,





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