Embedding passwords in URLs

This is more for me to remember it, as I’m guessing everyone else knows about this already. If you have a web or FTP site that you need to link someone to, but that site requires a user name and password, you can embed that information in the url as such:

http://userid:password@www.anywhere.com/
ftp://userid:password@ftp.anywhere.com/

2 thoughts on “Embedding passwords in URLs”

  1. Mary Rose Amidjaya

    Thanks so much for this help. I’m a librarian trying to give
    students access to journals. We’ve legitimately subscribed, but
    publishers’ won’t allow IP access and if I can do this I can
    allow students to login to my campus system and access journals
    their library subscribes to for the first time for some hard-to-get
    titles. I really appreciate the example here.

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