To retrieve a particular page from another web site using basic authentication, use this PHP script:
<?php $path = $_GET['path']; $username = "username"; $password = "password"; $uri = "https://example.com/$path"; $ch = curl_init($uri); curl_setopt_array($ch, array( CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER =>true, CURLOPT_USERPWD=> "$username:$password", CURLOPT_HTTPAUTH=> CURLAUTH_ANY, CURLOPT_VERBOSE => 1 )); $out = curl_exec($ch); curl_close($ch); echo $out; ?>
Use the path of the file as the parameter. In this case you could retrieve an HTML file by a URL like this:
Beware, because this isn’t particularly secure, but it is a way to do some quick and dirty proxy for servers with known users and where the script is hosted on a very secure site, but is consuming from another site that has lighter security requirements, like basic authentication.