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Java example source code file (ClientInteractiveAuthentication.java)

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authscope, authstate, basichttpcontext, bufferedreader, clientinteractiveauthentication, credentials, defaulthttpclient, enter, httpcontext, httpentity, httpget, httpresponse, io, string, usernamepasswordcredentials

The ClientInteractiveAuthentication.java example source code

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package org.apache.http.examples.client;

import java.io.BufferedReader;
import java.io.InputStreamReader;

import org.apache.http.HttpEntity;
import org.apache.http.HttpResponse;
import org.apache.http.HttpStatus;
import org.apache.http.auth.AuthScope;
import org.apache.http.auth.AuthState;
import org.apache.http.auth.Credentials;
import org.apache.http.auth.UsernamePasswordCredentials;
import org.apache.http.client.methods.HttpGet;
import org.apache.http.client.protocol.ClientContext;
import org.apache.http.impl.client.DefaultHttpClient;
import org.apache.http.protocol.BasicHttpContext;
import org.apache.http.protocol.HttpContext;

 * A simple example that uses HttpClient to execute an HTTP request against
 * a target site that requires user authentication. 
public class ClientInteractiveAuthentication {

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

        // Create local execution context
        HttpContext localContext = new BasicHttpContext();

        HttpGet httpget = new HttpGet("http://localhost/test");
        boolean trying = true;
        while (trying) {
            System.out.println("executing request " + httpget.getRequestLine());
            HttpResponse response = httpclient.execute(httpget, localContext);


            // Consume response content
            HttpEntity entity = response.getEntity();
            if (entity != null) {
            int sc = response.getStatusLine().getStatusCode();
            AuthState authState = null;
            if (sc == HttpStatus.SC_UNAUTHORIZED) {
                // Target host authentication required
                authState = (AuthState) localContext.getAttribute(ClientContext.TARGET_AUTH_STATE);
            if (sc == HttpStatus.SC_PROXY_AUTHENTICATION_REQUIRED) {
                // Proxy authentication required
                authState = (AuthState) localContext.getAttribute(ClientContext.PROXY_AUTH_STATE);
            if (authState != null) {
                AuthScope authScope = authState.getAuthScope();
                System.out.println("Please provide credentials");
                System.out.println(" Host: " + authScope.getHost() + ":" + authScope.getPort());
                System.out.println(" Realm: " + authScope.getRealm());
                BufferedReader console = new BufferedReader(new InputStreamReader(System.in));
                System.out.print("Enter username: ");
                String user = console.readLine();   
                System.out.print("Enter password: ");
                String password = console.readLine();
                if (user != null && user.length() > 0) {
                    Credentials creds = new UsernamePasswordCredentials(user, password);
                    httpclient.getCredentialsProvider().setCredentials(authScope, creds);
                    trying = true;
                } else {
                    trying = false;
            } else {
                trying = false;

        // When HttpClient instance is no longer needed, 
        // shut down the connection manager to ensure
        // immediate deallocation of all system resources

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