#615 Authentication fails on livejournal

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Dare Obasanjo
5
2012-09-23
2005-11-29
Anonymous
No

Accessing a livejournal RSS feed using authentication
fails with RSS Bandit 1.3.0.38 giving an access denied
error in the Feed errors folder. The same feed used to
(and still do) work fine in RSS Bandit v1.2.0.117.

Discussion

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    The exact error message is:

    Refresh feed 'feed name' failed with error: Invalid
    credentials, authorization required.

    The credentials are valid, I can use them in v1.2.0.117
    and/or directly on the website.

     
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    did you append "?auth=digest" (without the quotes) to the
    end of the feed's URL? (You probably did, but just in
    case...)

     
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    Yes i did, as I said, the same feed used to work with
    v1.2.0.117

     
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    user_id=714452

    We had a redirect issue with feeds that require/have
    credentials. I know livejournal had changed their url
    schema recently: instead of urls like

    www.livejournal.com/users/<ljuser>/data/rss?auth=digest

    they now like to use:

    <ljuser>/.livejournal.com/data/rss?auth=digest

    As the fix is now in CVS only, you can use a workaround to
    modify the url(s) you use with LJ to the new url(s) in the
    feed property dialog.