Handling Basic Authentication Requests
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In the context of an HTTP transaction, Basic Access Authentication is a method for an HTTP user agent (for example, a web browser) to provide a user name and password when making a request. In Basic HTTP Authentication, a request contains a header field in the form of
Authorization: Basic <base64 string> where credentials are the Base64 encoding of
password joined by a single colon (
How can I create a request for APIs that require authentication in Fiddler Everywhere?
Create a request for APIs that require authentication by using the Composer and check the complete example of the suggested approach.
The following steps provide an overview of the procedure for creating a basic authentication request:
- Select the Composer tab.
- Set the HTTP/HTTPS method to GET and add the URL in the URL field.
- Create an object in the request Body and the
passwdvariables and their values. In this object,
passwdare the predefined variables for the Basic Authentication.
- Add an
Authorizationkey to the header: 4.1 Encode the value of the
<username>:<password>string with a Base64 converter and note the encoded value. 4.2 In the Headers tab, set the Key to
Authorizationand add the encoded
<username>:<password>under Value. 4.3 Add a Description for the key. Click the tick to add the
The https://httpbin.org/basic-auth/user1/pass1 URL includes the following fields:
httpbin.orgHTTP request and response service.
- The authentication scheme basic-auth.
- The values of the
Create a JSON object in the Body tab:
The predefined variables for Basic Authentication are
passwd. Set their values to
Add the Authorization key in the Headers tab:
- Encode the value of the
<username>:<password>string with a Base64 converter. The resulting string from the encoding of user1:pass1 is
- In Headers tab, set the Key to
- Set the Value to
- Add a Description for the key, and select the tick to add the Authorization key.
- Encode the value of the
After performing all the above steps, select Execute that is located at the right side of the URL field to send the request.
Clicking the Execute button adds two more keys to the Headers tab named
Following the above steps will create Basic Authentication with Fiddler Everywhere. To check, go through the Response Inspector section of the Composer. A successful request will return status 200 from the server along with the server-specific payload:
The above response is HTTPBin specific as it was used to create the Basic Authentication.