We have been importing nodes with feeds importer from XML for awhile on this website and now the feed has been changed to a new XML but this time it's password/username protected. The XML feed is literally the same with the exception of a couple new fields.

When I used this XML feed inside of a custom module, I simply pass the username/password into a header of the curl call to authenticate. I currently cannot find the appropriate area to pass header values in within feeds import.

My question would be, is there any support for username/password authentication when pulling in a XML file with a HTTP Fetcher, with Feeds import? Are there any contrib modules that could extend feeds importer to provide the functionality i desire?

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feeds httpfetcher append headers was the module I needed. Once i switched the fetcher I was able to pass in the password & user name into the get request to authenticate the request.

  • How to you set the key values? Any example? I don't know how to set up the headers inside the feed httpfetcher append headers modules
    – chalo
    Apr 13, 2018 at 13:58
  • Solved, the problem was a empty final line in the textarea of configuration, passing the Authorization|Basic thesecretEncodedtext== works
    – chalo
    Apr 13, 2018 at 15:01

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