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TheJax
08-06-2012, 01:49 PM
Hi All..

I'm working on a project with a developer. I just need someone to verify what I'm being told is correct...(I'm not a programmer)...

Our client is asking us if it's possible to add "Log in here:" and display the username/password field for a different site (different vendor, different domain) on their site. So for example, you go to www.client.com and part of the site displays the username/password field to log in to HOTMAIL. You click LOGIN and you are sent to your HOTMAIL inbox (assuming you entered the right credentials). Our developer is saying "THERE IS NO WAY TO DO THIS". Is that correct? No way to do it?

Thanks for your help
:thumbsup:

JAX

Fumigator
08-06-2012, 03:11 PM
Put the technical issue aside for a minute: There's an ethical consideration here. If your website collects credentials for another website, you can log these credentials and use them for evil. There's even a term for this; it's called phishing (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phishing). Whether or not your client has any intention of abusing the credentials they may or may not collect, it's bad to put yourself into a position where abuse could happen. So I would side with the developer purely on ethical grounds, and decline to build such a feature.

Technically, you might be able to send a POST request directly to Hotmail containing credentials, but then what? You redirect to hotmail? Why not just have a link to hotmail and let the user enter credentials once they land there? A website as huge as Hotmail probably blocks such attempts anyway.

TheJax
08-06-2012, 03:27 PM
thanks.

Coding Start
08-08-2012, 04:43 AM
To login for another site, please try and follow this method below :

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/9082215/login-to-another-site-from-my-site

Fumigator
08-08-2012, 08:29 PM
To login for another site, please try and follow this method below :

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/9082215/login-to-another-site-from-my-site

Um.... ok? That other discussion doesn't offer a solution. It raises the same ethical questions I raised. Don't post BS replies please.



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