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I am trying to create an autologin script for a website we use at work.
Although the website is public, I  obfuscated the $url deliberately, so it won't show up in public  web searchs. 
Also username and password are not the working one¬†ūüėĀ

#include <IE.au3>

;$url is delibered obfuscated so it wont be indexed by searchrobots!!!
$url = "https://o" & "rdermanager." & "teca" & "llianc" & "e.net/new" & "app/" & "auth/login"
$oIE = _IECreate ($url,0,1,1)
$HWND = _IEPropertyGet($oIE, "hwnd")
WinActivate  ($HWND,"")
WinSetState($HWND, "", @SW_MAXIMIZE)

$oUsername = _IEGetObjById ($oIE,"login-txt-username")
$oPassword = _IEGetObjById ($oIE,"login-txt-password")

$oButton = _IEGetObjById ($oIE,"changepwd-btn-request")

_IEFormElementSetValue ($oUsername, "me@test.com")
_IEFormElementSetValue ($oPassword, "Test1234!")

_IEAction ($oButton, "click")

When running the above code, the fields are populated, however when [Login] button is "clicked" the fields wil show "This field is required".

Only when I add a charachter manually and remove that character  for each field, the page will update the values internally.

  1. Could some tell me a way to fix this?
  2. The cookie button on the top of the page does not have an ID, so I do not how to click on it from autoit.
    Is there another way to press this button ?





Edited by Jemboy
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You have to trigger an "input" event on each of the input elements. The following code works for me --

#include <IE.au3>

$url = "https://o" & "rdermanager." & "teca" & "llianc" & "e.net/new" & "app/" & "auth/login"
$oIE = _IECreate($url)

$oDoc = _IEDocGetObj($oIE)
$oEvt = $oDoc.createEvent("HTMLEvents")
$oEvt.initEvent("input", True, False)

$oUsername = _IEGetObjById($oIE,"login-txt-username")
_IEFormElementSetValue($oUsername, "me@test.com")

$oPassword = _IEGetObjById($oIE,"login-txt-password")
_IEFormElementSetValue($oPassword, "Test1234!")

$oButton = _IEGetObjById($oIE,"changepwd-btn-request")
_IEAction($oButton, "click")


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@Danp2 Just checked your script and it is working like a charm!
I never really grasped objects (I am from the pre objects era), so for me it's like magic:sorcerer:
Thanks you for showing me the way at 2:30 am¬†ūüėČ


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  • 2 weeks later...

At the top of the page, there is a cookie acceptance button with the caption: "Got it!"

After several hours searching on the forum, Google and just trial  and error, I manage to click the "Got it!"-button with the following lines:

Local $oTags = _IETagNameGetCollection($oIE, "a")
For $oTag In $oTags
    If $oTag.InnerText="Got it!" Then
        _IEAction($oTag, "click")

The above snippet works, however does anyone knows a "cleaner" way of hitting that button?


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On 5/25/2020 at 1:34 AM, Danp2 said:


_IELinkClickByText($oIE, "Got it!")

Tried the above, alas it did¬†not work. It would however been extremely "clean", replacing all those lines by only oneūüėĀ
BTW, did you know that the second example of _IELinkClickByText in the help file, does not has _IELinkClickByText in it?:muttley:
I think it is intended though.

Just changed the earlier enumeration with the following code.

$oElements = _IETagNameAllGetCollection($oIE)
For $oElement In $oElements
    If $oElement.GetAttribute("aria-label")="dismiss cookie message" Then _IEAction($oElement, "click")

Found this solution more universal and making the check more unique by  checking on a rare attribute (in this case: "aria-label").

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