Chris Angelico <> writes:

> On Wed, May 14, 2014 at 9:33 AM, pratibha natani <> 
> wrote:
>> I am trying to establish http connection to a gerrit host using
>> netrc authentication. I have a netrc file created with following
>> entries:
>> machine login name password pass
>> I did a debug and saw that my netrc file is being read
>> correctly. Also in the connection object(after sending request) a
>> header got created with appropriate credentials:
>>  'headers': {'Authorization': 'Basic QWxhZGRpbjpvcGVuIHNlc2FtZQ='}
>> Still I get 401,Unauthorized in response. Any help would be greatly 
>> appreciated!
> The obvious question is: What *does* work? Does it work when you use
> wget, or some other application? Then go and look at what that sends
> for its authentication headers. Tip: It won't be "Authorization".

"Authorization" is the appropriate header for basic http authentication:

Here's a code example for urllib2:



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