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Set Credentials for an Imported File


(Version 10 and later)

Warning: If the file you are importing requires credentials to be read from a server, website, etc., you can pass these credentials with the import tag. Keep appropriate security practices in mind, do not enter credentials that others should not know as plain text.


To enter the credentials, you first bring up the tag builder for the tag. In the tag builder, one of the properties is credentials.



The form of the credentials takes 4 forms, and 4 protocol overrides of the forms. The forms for the username & password are as follows. For the case of a domain user the username is domain/username and so will be domain/username:password.

  1. Empty - use no credentials but on Windows it will do windows identity.
  2. username:password - it uses the provided username & password.
  3. ${var} - pulls the username:password from the var.
  4. datasource - uses the credentials of the data source.

Options 2 - 4 above can be proceeded by a protocol. So the usage would be REST:username:password or HTTP:${var} for example. The protocols are as follows.

  1. FTP - does a standard FTP download.
  2. HTTP - does an HTTP GET.
  3. REST - does a standard basic authentication request for type XML.
  4. SP - does a SharePoint request for forms based authentication.
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