JSON password

I'm trying to get a JSON response with:
$response = file_get_contents('');
But I only get the error:
Warning: file_get_contents( failed to open stream: HTTP request failed! HTTP/1.1 401 Unauthorized in C:\wamp64\www\json\index.php on line 12

I suspect this is due to the page requires a password, but how do one send a password with a file_get_contents call?

Anyone with experience working with ServesCheck JSON page?


Kind regards


  • edited March 22
    Not sure of your programming language but for example in PHP you would pass on the username and password as follows:
    curl_setopt($curl, CURLOPT_HTTPAUTH, CURLAUTH_BASIC);
    curl_setopt($curl, CURLOPT_USERPWD, "$username:$password");

    For javascript you could use following Jquery function
    type: "GET",
    url: "url.json",
    dataType: 'json',
    async: false,
    headers: {
    "Authorization": "Basic " + btoa(USERNAME + ":" + PASSWORD)
    data: '{ "comment" }',
    success: function (){
    alert('Thanks for your comment!');
  • Thank you very much!

    If someone else have the same issues, this is how I did:

    url = "";
    $username = 'admin';
    $password = 'admin';
    $ch = curl_init();
    curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_URL, $url);
    curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, 1);
    curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_USERPWD, "$username:$password");

    $result = curl_exec($ch);
    $info = curl_getinfo($ch);

    $data = json_decode($result, true);

    foreach ($data["probe_update"] as $item)
    echo "Probe".$item["probe_id"].": ";
    echo $item["value"][0];
    echo "
  • edited June 21
    For those it helps, here's @pettersundin 's script in Python:

    import requests
    url = ""
    username = "admin"
    password = "admin"
    result = requests.get(url, auth=(username, password))
    data = result.json()
    for item in data['probe_update']:
        print("Probe {0}: {1}".format(item['probe_id'], item['value']))
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