Re: [R] passing username and password to source()

From: [Ricardo Rodriguez] Your XEN ICT Team <>
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2008 00:20:21 +0100

Phil Spector wrote:
> Ricardo -
> The authentication can't be done through environmental variables --
> the only way is to send an Authorization header. I believe the
> environmental variables that Dieter is thinking of are the ones that
> are created on the server side based on the headers that the user
> agent sends.
> - Phil

Hi Phil,

If I've well understood what you and the other colleagues have said is that whatever the method to write the authorization header I use, it is the only way of accessing programmatically my server.

I've installed Live HTTP headers, but I am still far from understanding all the messages in its window.

Please, could you point me in the right direction to learn what must I look for in Live HTTP headers log? Any example?

Thank you so much,


Ricardo Rodríguez
Your XEN ICT Team

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