The Galaxy's ability to pull files with user/password from FTP sites as a 
client is great.

However, I need to pull data from an HTTP site at a sequencing center with 
user/password (already tried to get them to set up an FTP server, no luck). Any 
way to do this?

If not, would it be easy to add?



> Hi Nate,


>>> We'd like to set up our local Galaxy to be able to import data (fastq

>>> sequences) from an ftp site (with a username/password)  into a user's

>>> account. Does Galaxy support FTP or would we have to write a wrapper

>>> script to do it via HTTP and use the standard data connection methods as

>>> described in


>> Hi Steve,


>> You can actually put FTP URLs directly in the URL/paste box on the

>> upload form.  With a username and password, the format would be:




>> I haven't tested that the user/pass bit works, but it should.


>Yep. It works. Thanks for the tip!

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