It’s Very useful Question answer solution for crawl password protected website using php. Php function to crawl password protecteed website with username and password In Php we can crawl a page using curl , Make sure cURL is enabled in PHP .

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Here is Code for How to crawl password protected website using php

// Checking CURL is enabled or not

if (! function_exists ( 'curl_version' )) {
    exit ( "cURL is not Enabled ,Please enable it" );

Here are
 steps to install and enable cURl on Ubuntu.

function get_crawl(){
 //login form action url
 $postinfo = "UsernameAB=".$username."&PasswordBC=".$password;

 $cookie_file_path = "/cookie1.txt";

 $ch = curl_init();
 curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_HEADER, false);
 curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_NOBODY, false);
 curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_URL, $url);
 curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_SSL_VERIFYHOST, 0);

 curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_COOKIEJAR, $cookie_file_path);
 //set the cookie the site has for certain features, this is optional
 curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_COOKIE, "cookiename=0");
 curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_USERAGENT,
  "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.7.12) Gecko/20050915 Firefox/1.0.7");
 curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, 1);
 curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_REFERER, $_SERVER['REQUEST_URI']);
 curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_SSL_VERIFYPEER, 0);
 curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_FOLLOWLOCATION, 0);

 curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_CUSTOMREQUEST, "POST");
 curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_POST, 1);
 curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_POSTFIELDS, $postinfo);
 return $ch;

//the info per user with custom func. 
function crawlPage($PageURL,$ch){
 //page with the content I want to grab
 curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_URL, $PageURL);
 //do stuff with the info with DomDocument() etc
 $html = curl_exec($ch);
 return $html;


// Usages


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