python-requests Automating login using Requests over Single Sign On Example of accessing authenticated pages using requests


Sometimes we have requirement of parsing pages, but doing so requires you to be an authorised user. Here is an example which shows you how to do in oracle sign in.

import sys
import requests
import json
from bs4 import BeautifulSoup

def mprint(x):

headers = {'User-Agent': 'Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux i686; rv:7.0.1) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/7.0.1'}

mprint('[-] Initialization...')
s = requests.session()
print 'done'

mprint('[-] Gathering JSESSIONID..')

# This  should redirect us to the login page 
# On looking at the page source we can find that 
# in the submit form 6 values are submitted (at least at the time of this script)
# try to take those values out using beautiful soup 
# and then do a post request. On doing post 
# we will be given message we have the data which is more than necessary
# then it will take us to the form where we have to submit data here 
# once done we are signed in and doing and requests.get(url) will get you the page you want.

r = s.get("company's local url- a link which requires authentication")
if r.status_code !=
  print 'error'
print 'done'

c = r.content
soup = BeautifulSoup(c,'lxml')
svars = {}

for var in soup.findAll('input',type="hidden"):
    svars[var['name']] = var['value']

s = requests.session()
r ='', data=svars)

mprint('[-] Trying to submit credentials...')
inputRaw = open('credentials.json','r')
login = json.load(inputRaw)

data =  {
        'v': svars['v'],
        'OAM_REQ': svars['OAM_REQ'],
        'site2pstoretoken': svars['site2pstoretoken'],
        'locale': svars['locale'],
        'ssousername': login['ssousername'],
        'password': login['password'],

r ='', data=data)

r = s.get("company's local url- a link which requires authentication")
# dumping the html page to html file
with open('test.html','w') as f:

credentials.json as mentioned in the code is as follows:

  "password":"put your password here"

Link to github - gist