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How do i download a file that requires password

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Greeting all,

I was trying to use C# to download a file that needs log-in:

string strDownloadURL = "";
WebClient Client = new WebClient();
Client.DownloadFile(strDownloadURL, "c:\\s.rdlc");

However the code returns "Authorization Failure" error, because that URL requires login.

I DO have the username and password that will allow me to download the file from web browser. How can i do this from C# code?

Thanks a lot!

Dec 29 '08 #1
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You will need to send the authenticate header with your request.
Check the http documentation for how to create it, or, I *THINK* the HttpWebRequest class has a way to add the credentials.
Dec 29 '08 #2

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