Downloading Files from https Website.

Assuming I have a userID and Password, how do I download files from this website to my hard disk?

I have a Powershell script like this.  It's called Test2.ps1

$client = New-Object System.Net.WebClient
$client.Credentials = New-Object System.Net.NetworkCredential("", "Reuters123")

which I call with a batch file like this.  The batch file is in the same directory as the Powershell script and is called Test.bat

PowerShell.exe -NoProfile -ExecutionPolicy Bypass -Command "& '%~dpn0.ps1'"

When I run this the files contain HTML and javascript rather than data.
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Uros GaberdirectorCommented:
I widely depends on the websites authentication method. If it is through cookies you have to login first with your script, store the received cookies and use them in the next request where you grab the file.

should the authentication be "Basic HTTP" then you could simply include "username:password" in the request URL like: ""
AlHal2Author Commented:
I tried both and they failed.  Have I got the scripts correct?

Logging in.

$client = New-Object System.Net.WebClient
$client.Credentials = New-Object System.Net.NetworkCredential("ID", "pwd")


$username = "ID"
$password = "pwd"
$ie = New-Object -com InternetExplorer.Application
while($ie.ReadyState -ne 4) {start-sleep -m 100}
$ie.document.getElementById("username").value= $username
$ie.document.getElementById("pass").value = $password
start-sleep 20
$ie.Document.body | Out-File -FilePath C:\Test\close_natp_20160113.csv
Uros GaberdirectorCommented:
Where did you get the IDs for "username" and "pass" ? as I look at the form they are:
form: _58_fm
username: _58_login
password: _58_password

where you have:
form: loginform
username: username
password: pass
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AlHal2Author Commented:
Thanks.   I'm slowly getting there.
What link did you use to get to the form?
Why is it not saving in C:\Test as I say on the bottom line?
Uros GaberdirectorCommented:
Does the folder c:\test exist?
AlHal2Author Commented:

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AlHal2Author Commented:
Colleague used WCurl.
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