How to get Authorization: Basic Auth Header from AEM Author

Getting the Authorization (Basic access authentication) Basic Auth Header from AEM Author is simple. If you have curl installed on your machine, simply run the command below, and you should be able to get the Authorization header from a successful AEM login.

What we are doing here is logging into the AEM author with curl using -v (verbose) & -u (user:pass).

curl request:

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curl -v -u admin:admin http://localhost:4502

curl response (line::8):

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* Rebuilt URL to: http://localhost:4502/
*   Trying ::1...
* TCP_NODELAY set
* Connected to localhost (::1) port 4502 (#0)
* Server auth using Basic with user 'admin'
> GET / HTTP/1.1
> Host: localhost:4502
> Authorization: Basic YWRtaW46YWRtaW4=
> User-Agent: curl/7.54.0
> Accept: */*
>
< HTTP/1.1 302 Found
< Location: /index.html
< Transfer-Encoding: chunked
<
* Connection #0 to host localhost left intact

Authorization Basic:

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Authorization: Basic YWRtaW46YWRtaW4=
briankasingli
Hello, I am an Adobe AEM MVP & a certified Lead AEM Developer who is currently working as a Senior AEM Full Stack Developer at Whitbread, UK, London. I have 10 years of overall web engineering experience and 6 years of AEM experience in practice. I hope to give back to the AEM Full Stack Development community by sharing my knowledge with the world.

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