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 import org.apache.commons.httpclient.HttpClient;
import org.apache.commons.httpclient.UsernamePasswordCredentials;
import org.apache.commons.httpclient.methods.GetMethod;

 * A simple example that uses HttpClient to perform a GET using Basic
 * Authentication. Can be run standalone without parameters.
 * You need to have JSSE on your classpath for JDK prior to 1.4
 * @author Michael Becke
public class BasicAuthenticationExample {

     * Constructor for BasicAuthenticatonExample.
    public BasicAuthenticationExample() {

    public static void main(String[] args) throws Exception {
        HttpClient client = new HttpClient();

        // pass our credentials to HttpClient, they will only be used for
        // authenticating to servers with realm "realm", to authenticate agains
        // an arbitrary realm change this to null.
            new UsernamePasswordCredentials("username", "password")

        // create a GET method that reads a file over HTTPS, we're assuming
        // that this file requires basic authentication using the realm above.
        GetMethod get = new GetMethod("");

        // Tell the GET method to automatically handle authentication. The
        // method will use any appropriate credentials to handle basic
        // authentication requests.  Setting this value to false will cause
        // any request for authentication to return with a status of 401.
        // It will then be up to the client to handle the authentication.
        get.setDoAuthentication( true );

        // execute the GET
        int status = client.executeMethod( get );

        // print the status and response
        System.out.println(status + "\n" + get.getResponseBodyAsString());

        // release any connection resources used by the method
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