Using Xenu with authentication

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I needed to scan a Joomla site that only shows most of its content when logged in in the frontend. Xenu FAQ suggests using Cookies. That didn’t work for me. So I used Fiddler web debugger and it’s scripting engine.

First start Fiddler and set it to capture traffic. Log in in the site using a browser. Check and find the cookie data – copy it to the clipboard.

Open ‘Customize rules’ in Fiddler and search for

static function OnBeforeRequest(oSession: Session)

Before any other code paste:

oSession.oRequest["Cookie"] = "data you copied earlier";

Now start Xenu as you would on any other site. Remember to disable Fiddler after that as it might offer weird results later.