Add Login Support
Rough idea of how it would work
A new login option could be added to custom scrapers, these details would be picked up when adding a social or scraper feed.
GEEK ALERT: The following is for the more technical among you!
This is a very rough idea at the moment but it could work something like this:
When creating a scraper within the app, there could be a tickbox for “Login Required”.
Once ticked, some advanced options appear:
- username: this wouldn’t be someones actual username, this would just be the header name required for posting a username.
- password: as above, this would be the name used for posting a password and not someones actual password.
- extra headers: any extra headers required.
When a user has your scraper/social feed added, feedit would look to see if any of the sites they’ve added have email and username scraper options.
If scraper options are found, options for entering username/password details will be available in the settings menu.
All of the above is a very rough high-level overview, the code running in the background would be far more complex and we’d also have to consider things like Captcha.