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CURLOPT_PASSWORD(3) curl_easy_setopt options CURLOPT_PASSWORD(3)

NAME

CURLOPT_PASSWORD - password to use in authentication

SYNOPSIS

#include <curl/curl.h>
CURLcode curl_easy_setopt(CURL *handle, CURLOPT_PASSWORD, char *pwd);

DESCRIPTION

Pass a char * as parameter, which should be pointing to the zero terminated password to use for the transfer.
The CURLOPT_PASSWORD(3) option should be used in conjunction with the CURLOPT_USERNAME(3) option.
The application does not have to keep the string around after setting this option.

DEFAULT

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PROTOCOLS

Most

EXAMPLE

CURL *curl = curl_easy_init();
if(curl) {
  curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_URL, "http://example.com/foo.bin");
curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_PASSWORD, "qwerty");
ret = curl_easy_perform(curl);
curl_easy_cleanup(curl); }

AVAILABILITY

Added in 7.19.1

RETURN VALUE

Returns CURLE_OK if the option is supported, CURLE_UNKNOWN_OPTION if not, or CURLE_OUT_OF_MEMORY if there was insufficient heap space.

SEE ALSO

CURLOPT_USERPWD(3), CURLOPT_USERNAME(3), CURLOPT_HTTPAUTH(3), CURLOPT_PROXYAUTH(3)
May 5, 2017 libcurl 7.60.0