May 31st, 2006


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I'm working on writing what is basically an RSS feed aggregator in PHP. What I am having trouble with, however, is user authentication (to view firends-only posts, etc).

I can see how to use the XML-RPC specs to generate server-challenge strings for authentication, etc. But what I don't know is how to use that (the user's username, passwd, or anyt authentication that can be gotten from XML-RPC) to actually have PHP authenticate the user (and grab their protected RSS feeds.)

Does anyone have any tips on how to do this (any aspects of libcurl that I'm missing?) I have tried, and I have tried that using the md5 hash of my password - but clearly I'm missing something.

If you could point me in the right direction, that would be appreciated.

(edit: changed example URL for digest RSS feeds)