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timmc ([personal profile] timmc) wrote2017-04-04 07:26 pm
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Auth'ing to LJ API?

Has anyone had success recently in authenticating to LiveJournal's API? In particular I'm trying to use the getevents call with cookie auth, but all I get is this:

curl http://www.livejournal.com/interface/flat -H "X-LJ-Auth: cookie" -H "Cookie: ljsession=$LJ_COOKIE" -d "ver=1&mode=getevents&user=$LJ_USER&auth_method=cookie"

Invalid password

(I'm trying to write a script to go back through my LJ posts, and for each one replace the contents with the string "deleted" and then delete the post. I stopped crossposting a month or two back and now it's time to clear my history there as best I can...)

ETA: "clear" auth (plaintext username and password) works. Hashtag YOLO. (It's not like any of this was over HTTPS anyhow so whatever. I'll just change the password later.)

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[personal profile] siderea 2017-04-05 02:43 am (UTC)(link)
Please keep us apprised. (If you're taking a poll, I prefer perl. :) I'm going to need to do something sort of like this only much more involved.
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[personal profile] siderea 2017-04-06 12:51 am (UTC)(link)
This is the worst API. D-:

So I'm told. The actual words were, "It will make you cry."

Thanks for doing this!