Are cookies kept in a Mechanize browser between opening URLs?
Yes you will have to store the
open requests in
mechanize. Something similar to the below should work as you can add the
cookiejar to the
br object and as long as that object exists it maintains that cookie.
br = mechanize.Browser()
#do stuff here
response = br.submit()
html = response.read()
#now that i have the login cookie i can do this...
html = response.read()
The Docs cover it in more detail.
mechanize alot, but not
python so I may have missed something
python specific for this to work, so if I did I apologize, but I did not want to answer with a simple
Remove previously stored cookies from Mechanize
After something like
agent = Mechanize.new
you can remove all cookies with
agent.cookie_jar.clear!, so the next request of the agent will not send any cookies.
How can I accept and send cookies with Mechanize?
Have you tried
res = br.open("https://myapp.url.com/login", data=...) instead of
mechanize.Request? Seems you would need to use the browser you created to do the login if you expect it to be able to do the retrieval.
Ruby Mechanize does not pass cookie with request
I ran into the same problem with redirects, where the cookies weren't being saved in the jar after a redirect. I downloaded the latest version of Mechanize from the github repository (version 2.0.2) and the issue seems to be fixed. Not exactly sure what change in the code base fixed this problem, but the cookies now seem to be saving after redirects.
When you are trying this fix, make sure that you're using version 2.0.2 of the gem, and not another locally installed version of the gem. That got me for a while. :)
Rails 3 - Log into another site and keep cookie in session
Don't store the agent, just the session cookie. Find the name of the cookie you want to capture. After logging in, grab it from the Mechanize cookie jar, store it in the session, and make sure it's in the cookie jar before every "API request".
Python - Transferring session between two browsers
Since nobody answered, I will post my work-around.
Basically, wanted to "transfer" my session from Mechanize (the python module) to the QtWebKits QWebView (PyQt4 module) because the vast majority of my project was automated headless, but I had encountered a road block where I had no choice but to have the user manually enter data into a possible resulting page (as the form was different each time depending on circumstances).
- Load page in Mechanize, and save the downloaded HTML to a local temporary file.
- Load this local file in QWebView.
- The user can now enter required data into the local copy of this page.
- Take the data you have extracted from the form fields, and use it to submit the form with the connection you still have open with mechanize.
That's it! A bit of a work-around, but it works none-the-less :\
Managing HTTP Cookies on iPhone
NSURLConnection gives you cookie management for free. From the URL Loading System Programming Guide:
The URL loading system automatically sends any stored cookies appropriate for an NSURLRequest. unless the request specifies not to send cookies. Likewise, cookies returned in an NSURLResponse are accepted in accordance with the current cookie acceptance policy.