How to login to pages

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How to login to pages

Post by bipenett » Thu Dec 31, 2020 5:39 am

Hey, buddies. How do I do to make the scraper to log me in to the website that I need to scrap? Is there a way to give scraper my credentials in order to let it log me in automatically? I also would need the scraper to log me OUT after few minutes.

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Re: How to login to pages

Post by webmaster » Sat Jan 02, 2021 8:14 pm

You can use this premade to login. That works on most sites since it detects the login form like a password manager, but if that fails then it's just a matter of filling up the form like you'd fill up any other form. See here for an example on how to fill up a form.

As for logging out, not sure if you'd want to logout while running the extraction so you should probably use actions to press the logout button after the extraction has finished?
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Re: How to login to pages

Post by bipenett » Mon Jan 04, 2021 3:53 am

Hello, Juan. Thanks a lot for your fast reply!

I followed the instruction from the link that you sent but it is not clear for me how do I inform the scraper MY credentials to the website. I'm assuming that I should type my username in the "Browser.EnterText" tag, and me password I should write in the "Browser.SubmitText" tag, is that right? If so, whenever I try to edit "Browser.SubmitText" in order to put my password, I get the following error message "Undeclared variable 'mypassoword' In Login".

About the log OUT, I need I way to log out while scraping because I could get banned from the platform that I wish to scrap if I stay logged in for more the X minutes, that's why I need to auto log out.

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Re: How to login to pages

Post by webmaster » Sat Jan 09, 2021 6:32 pm

Here's how to use the login premade. If that doesn't work, this is how to use the fill form wizard to login.
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