Re: support for authentication using OpenDap and addfiles?

From: Jamie Scott <James.D.Scott_at_nyahnyahspammersnyahnyah>
Date: Thu Jul 14 2011 - 09:52:52 MDT

It appears the protocol on Earth System Grid is of the more secure variety. I emailed their support group to find out if they can provide any more details on their authentication requirements.

On Jul 13, 2011, at 12:50 PM, David Brown wrote:

> Hi Jamie,
> If the site in question uses loose authentication that allows clear text passwords, then I see from the OPeNDAP site that it should be possible to include the username and password in the URL.
> I believe the syntax is something like
> http://username:password@rest-of-URL
> However, I think there are other more secure protocols that have been implemented in OPeNDAP that would require implementation within the NCL source code. If that is your case, perhaps you can describe the authentication requirements of the site in question, and we can look into the feasibility of adding the necessary code.
> If anyone on the list has more information about the current status of OPeNDAP authentication, we would be interested in your input.
> -dave
> On Jul 8, 2011, at 11:31 AM, Jamie Scott wrote:
>> Is there a way to open OpenDap files that require http authentication-(username and passwords) using addfile in NCL?
>> -Jamie Scott
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