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CURLOPT_HEADER returns 401

Posted on 2014-09-25
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I need to get the location header. From what I've read, this should be as simple as

curl_setopt($c, CURLOPT_HEADER, true);
curl_setopt($c, CURLOPT_FOLLOWLOCATION, false);

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If I don't include those two options, the curl request works fine, but I'm not able to get the location header.

If I do include those two options, then I get a 401 error.

The Location that is being returned should be a URL that does require an additional login. What am I doing wrong?
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by:gr8gonzo
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The 401 code isn't an error. It's just the code that tells the browser to prompt for authentication. Are you looking for a URL that happens AFTER login?
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by:Ray Paseur
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By themselves, these two instructions don't tell us much.  What is the URL you're making the request to?  Why are you telling cURL not to follow the location headers?
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In generating the needed information for a response, I figured out my issue. I wasn't thinking about previous requests. Looking too much at the trees to see the forest.

I have to make a call to get a session token and then use that session token to make my PUT call. Since I wasn't parsing out the headers from the previous request, I wasn't successfully grabbing the session token. Everything is working now.
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I've requested that this question be closed as follows:

Accepted answer: 0 points for quizwedge's comment #a40346289

for the following reason:

The issue was a previous request. I didn't have enough information in the question to allow others to provide an answer and once I got that information, I was able to find the solution.
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If our questions prompted you in a direction that led to the correct answer, I would consider awarding points to those comments.
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It wasn't any one question that prompted me, but I'll split points.
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The issue was a previous request. I didn't have enough information in the question to allow others to provide an answer and once I got that information, I was able to find the solution.
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