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[Q] android open a password protected Website

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Question [Q] android open a password protected Website

I used this code:

mWebViewVertreungsplan = (WebView)findViewById(;
          mWebViewVertreungsplan.setWebViewClient(new WebViewClient());
          // Enable Javascript
          WebSettings webSettings = mWebViewVertreungsplan.getSettings();
          mWebViewVertreungsplan.loadUrl("Username: Pasword @ domain. com");
On the on some devices it works, but on others it wont work. I geht the error 401 unauthorized.
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Default [Q] android open a password protected Website

Funny enough i am working on a project that has to do with a "substitution plan" as well (dunno what the correct english translation is) xD

You have to put the credentials inside the url header, and they have to be Base64 encoded

I use jsoup library to read the values from a pw protected site, so putting things into header is done differently, but same principle:

[...]Jsoup.connect("").header("Authorization" , "Basic " + encodedString).post()
encodedString is done like that:
String text ="unamewd";
byte[] data = null;
data = text.getBytes("UTF-8");
encodedString = Base64.encode(data, Base64.DEFAULT);

So only thing you would have to google is how to set url header for webview
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