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Download a file to server from a url that require authentication

lgduong asked
Last Modified: 2016-04-26
I am given a url when I am to enter my user credential and a CSV file can be saved or opened.
This work and I am able to see the content of the CSV file.
Now, I want to create a PHP script on my web server in which I can have the file be downloaded to a location I specify.

$username = 'userinfo';
$password = 'userpassword';

$remote_url = "https://test.com/report_template.do?CSV&jvar_report_id=1";

$context = stream_context_create(array(
    'http' => array(
        'header'  => "Authorization: Basic " . base64_encode("$username:$password")

$fileName = file_get_contents($remote_url, false, $context);

$filePath = "csv/files/".$fileName;

header("Pragma: public");
header("Expires: 0");
header("Cache-Control: must-revalidate, post-check=0, pre-check=0");
header("Cache-Control: public");
header("Content-Description: File Transfer");
header("Content-Disposition: attachment; filename=\"$filePath \""); 
header("Content-type: text/csv");
header("Content-Transfer-Encoding: binary");

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What am I doing wrong?  Can someone please help?


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