How to define the basic HTTP authentication using cURL correctly?

From the documentation page: -u, –user <user:password> Specify the user name and password to use for server authentication. Overrides -n, –netrc and –netrc-optional. If you simply specify the user name, curl will prompt for a password. The user name and passwords are split up on the first colon, which makes it impossible to use a …

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HTTPS connections over proxy servers

TLS/SSL (The S in HTTPS) guarantees that there are no eavesdroppers between you and the server you are contacting, i.e. no proxies. Normally, you use CONNECT to open up a TCP connection through the proxy. In this case, the proxy will not be able to cache, read, or modify any requests/responses, and therefore be rather useless. If …

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How to define the basic HTTP authentication using cURL correctly?

From the documentation page: -u, –user <user:password> Specify the user name and password to use for server authentication. Overrides -n, –netrc and –netrc-optional. If you simply specify the user name, curl will prompt for a password. The user name and passwords are split up on the first colon, which makes it impossible to use a …

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application/x-www-form-urlencoded or multipart/form-data?

TL;DR Summary; if you have binary (non-alphanumeric) data (or a significantly sized payload) to transmit, use multipart/form-data. Otherwise, use application/x-www-form-urlencoded. The MIME types you mention are the two Content-Type headers for HTTP POST requests that user-agents (browsers) must support. The purpose of both of those types of requests is to send a list of name/value …

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application/x-www-form-urlencoded or multipart/form-data?

TL;DR Summary; if you have binary (non-alphanumeric) data (or a significantly sized payload) to transmit, use multipart/form-data. Otherwise, use application/x-www-form-urlencoded. The MIME types you mention are the two Content-Type headers for HTTP POST requests that user-agents (browsers) must support. The purpose of both of those types of requests is to send a list of name/value …

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