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Passing credentials to an IE popup window in VBScript

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I want to pass credentials to an IE site I launch since it prompts me.  I don't want to pass my domain authentication because the authentication this uses is from a flatfile database so i want to just pass it a username and password.

the code below launches an IE site for something I'm automating on creating monitors and it prompts me for a username and password i would like to provide in the script.  Any ideas?
If numServer > 0 Then

	strLink= "http://ipmonitor.miamidade.gov:8080/em?form=importform&File=D%3A%5CConfigMonitors%5CMonitors.csv&File2=D%3A%5CConfigMonitors%5CRelationships.csv&Monitors=1&Groups=1&Profiles=1&Accounts=1&Reports=1&Jobs=1"

	Set objIExplorer = CreateObject("InternetExplorer.Application")

	objIExplorer.visible = True

	objIExplorer.navigate strLink

	Set objIExplorer = Nothing

End If

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Question by:dachikzuki
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by:Mark Pavlak
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Autoit will do this but you have to register a dll on the machine it is executing.  I normally keep it out in a share and at the begining of the script regester it
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by:dachikzuki
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I've heard of autoit and some people here use that but it's a headache to keep up with all the different "tools".  Autoit would have made doing this in vbs a lot easier in general.  Is there any way of doing it with just vbs?
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by:BigBadWolf_000
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See code below....
 

If numServer > 0 Then

	strUsername = "your user id"

	strPass = "your password"

	strLink= "your http:// link"

	Set objIExplorer = CreateObject("InternetExplorer.Application")

	objIExplorer.visible = True

	objIExplorer.navigate strLink

	

	While objIExplorer.Busy = True

	WScript.Sleep 100

	Wend

	While objIExplorer.ReadyState <> 4

	WScript.Sleep 100

	Wend
 

	objIExplorer.Document.all.username.value = strUsername

	objIExplorer.Document.all.password.value = strPass

	objIExplorer.Document.Forms(0).Submit()

	

	Set objIExplorer = Nothing

End If

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by:BigBadWolf_000
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in line 16 replace username with the "name" label for that field on site webpage
in line 17 replace password with the "name" label for that field on site webpage
in line 18 change Forms(0) to 0,1,2 or 3 depending on numer of forms on that website page
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by:dachikzuki
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Seems like exactly what i was looking for, however, the prompt is a windows prompt... it's not in a form.  It seems like it doesn't even get to that part of the code before the prompt comes out.   I attached a picture of the prompt so you can see what i mean.

prompt.bmp
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by:dachikzuki
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i put the code you gave me but it doesn't execute until after i answer the prompt i put in a pic above.  This prompt is the one i have to supply my credentials to.  
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by:BigBadWolf_000
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The authentication occurs on the server, so I am not sure if we can get focus of the windows prompt box. So we will have to use the sendkey method. However, the problem with this and the lack of taking focus is that while this script runs ( a few seconds), you should not move mouse, keyboard or have any other app take focus....If you can live with this ...then the following script will work fine..see below

If numServer > 0 Then

	strUsername = "your user id"

	strPass = "your password"

	strLink= "your http:// link"

	Set objIExplorer = CreateObject("InternetExplorer.Application")

	objIExplorer.visible = True

	objIExplorer.navigate strLink

	

	Set WshShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")

	WshShell.SendKeys strUsername

	WScript.Sleep 100

	WshShell.SendKeys "{TAB}" 

	WScript.Sleep(100)

	WshShell.SendKeys strPass		

	WScript.Sleep 100

	WshShell.SendKeys "{TAB}"

	WScript.Sleep 100

	WshShell.SendKeys "{TAB}"

	WScript.Sleep 100

	WshShell.SendKeys "{ENTER}"

	

	Set objIExplorer = Nothing

	Set WshShell = Nothing

End If

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BigBadWolf_000 earned 500 total points
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Use the code below,,,,its a way to get focus,,,,,but not very reliable method,,,, if it does not work then remove the line.....

WshShell.AppActivate "Connect to ipmonitor.miamidade.gov"

If numServer > 0 Then

	strUsername = "your user id"

	strPass = "your password"

	strLink= "your http:// link"

	Set objIExplorer = CreateObject("InternetExplorer.Application")

	objIExplorer.visible = True

	objIExplorer.navigate strLink

	

	Set WshShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")

	WshShell.AppActivate "Connect to ipmonitor.miamidade.gov"

	WshShell.SendKeys strUsername

	WScript.Sleep 100

	WshShell.SendKeys "{TAB}" 

	WScript.Sleep(100)

	WshShell.SendKeys strPass		

	WScript.Sleep 100

	WshShell.SendKeys "{TAB}"

	WScript.Sleep 100

	WshShell.SendKeys "{TAB}"

	WScript.Sleep 100

	WshShell.SendKeys "{ENTER}"

	

	Set objIExplorer = Nothing

	Set WshShell = Nothing

End If

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by:dachikzuki
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You are the man!  That worked out very well for me.  I just had to add a small sleep timer before providing the username because it would race past it but it was exactly what i needed.  Thank you!
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by:dachikzuki
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Excellent
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Your welcome :)
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