Supplying Basic Authentication during HTTP request in VB6

Posted on 2008-11-17
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Last Modified: 2013-11-25
I'm trying to use VB6 to set and unset a privacy mode on a Panasonic BL-C111 IP Camera. This cgi function requires administrator credentials to be supplied. You cannot do this in IE, but in firefox you can use http://user:password@ to supply the credentials in line, any ideas how I can perform this within VB?
Question by:AshridgeTechServices
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PaulHews earned 2000 total points
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You can use components provided by Microsoft for HTTP use in script and VB

Add a reference to Microsoft WinHTTP services:

Option Explicit
Private Sub Command1_Click()
    Dim http As WinHttpRequest
    Dim strResponse As String
    Set http = New WinHttpRequest
    http.Open "GET", "", False
    http.SetCredentials "admin", "admin", HTTPREQUEST_SETCREDENTIALS_FOR_SERVER
    strResponse = http.ResponseText
    Text1.Text = strResponse
End Sub

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