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From Steven Dolg <>
Subject Re: [C3] Accessing XSLT URL that requires Authentication
Date Mon, 27 Apr 2009 09:18:37 GMT
Hello Nils,

I'm afraid there is currently no support for accessing URLs that require 

While I think this is a feature all components should have, it will take 
some time to add this and you'd have to wait for the next release or 
change to the trunk in order to use it.
A faster way would be to create a new XSLTTransformer and add the 
authentication to it.

The code for accessing the URL (currently in the 
createTransformerHandler() method) should look like this (just top off 
my head, no guarantees ;-) )

        String userPassword = "Username" + ":" + "Password";
        String encoded = new 
        URLConnection connection = this.source.openConnection();
        connection.setRequestProperty("Authorization", "Basic " + encoded);
        InputStream inputStream = connection.getInputStream();

        InputSource inputSource = new InputSource();

        XMLReader xmlReader = XMLReaderFactory.createXMLReader();


But as I said above, this is a sound feature request and you can expect 
this to be in one of the next releases...


Nils Preusker schrieb:
> Hi all,
> I just started trying out cocoon 3 alpha 1 and I'm wondering if there 
> is a solution for the following scenario: I'm retrieving all my XML 
> and XSLT content via URLs that require authentication. Without the 
> authentication I could simply create a pipeline like this:
> ...
> Pipeline pipeline = new NonCachingPipeline();
> pipeline.addComponent(new StringGenerator("<x></x>"));
> pipeline.addComponent(new XSLTTransformer(new 
> URL("")));
> pipeline.addComponent(new XMLSerializer());
> ByteArrayOutputStream baos = new ByteArrayOutputStream();
> pipeline.setup(baos);
> pipeline.execute();
> ...
> That's almost the same as the example on the cocoon website. The only 
> difference is that instead of a file I'm using a URL to provide the 
> XSLT. This works if I disable authentication for my XML/XSLT 
> repository. But when I enable authentication, I'll end up with an 
> exception and a 401 from apache somewhere in the stack trace...
> So in short: I'm wondering if there is a way to create an 
> XSLTTransformer that can retrieve data from URLs that require 
> authentication?
> Any help would be greatly appreciated! Cheers, Nils

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