Password Protected Podcasts

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Overview[edit]

Podcasting is a silent background task, and as such, can not safely show popup dialogs that ask for user information like a username or password.

To use password protected Podcasts, login credentials must be included in the Podcast Feed URL.

To add credentials to a URL, follow this form:

http://user:password@www.thepodcastilike.com/rss.xml


Special Characters[edit]

If you have special characters, replace them with these replacements:

  • Replace @ with %40
  • Replace the . with %2E


Example 1[edit]

Feed: http://www.test.com/podcast.xml

Username: test

Password: letmein

Feed URL with credentials: http://test:letmein@www.test.com/podcast.xml


Example 2[edit]

Feed: http://www.test.com/podcast.xml

Username: test@jriver.com

Password: 12345

Feed URL with credentials: http://test%40jriver%2Ecom:12345@www.test.com/podcast.xml