Sunday, November 20, 2011

Python HTTPS POST Data Over Proxy

Posting HTTPS POST data over proxy is pretty simple in python. Everything is done mostly with urllib2. The only thing that is done outside urllib2 is when encoding the POST data, which uses urllib.urlencode.
Here is an example:

import urllib, urllib2

PROXY = urllib2.ProxyHandler({'https': 'http://your_proxy:your_proxy_port/'})
PROXY_OPENER = urllib2.build_opener(PROXY)

URL = ''
POST = {'data1' : 'Your Data1', 'data2' : 'Your Data2'}

POST_DATA = urllib.urlencode(POST)
HTTPS_REQ = urllib2.Request(URL, POST_DATA)
RESP = urllib2.urlopen(HTTPS_REQ)

print OUTPUT

When your proxy needs authentication, then you need to use:
urllib2.HTTPBasicAuthHandler and/or urllib2.HTTPPasswordMgrWithDefaultRealm

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