Chris Hawkins Chris Hawkins - 1 year ago 332
reST (reStructuredText) Question

RestSharp - Authorization Header not coming across to WCF REST service

I am trying to call a locally hosted WCF REST service over HTTPS with basic auth.

This works and the Authorization header comes thru just fine and all is happy:

ServicePointManager.ServerCertificateValidationCallback = ValidateServerCertficate;
var request = (HttpWebRequest)WebRequest.Create("https://localhost/MyService/MyService.svc/");
request.Method = "GET";
request.ContentType = "application/json";
"Basic " + this.EncodeBasicAuthenticationCredentials("UserA", "123"));

WebResponse webResponse = request.GetResponse();
using (Stream webStream = webResponse.GetResponseStream())
if (webStream != null)
using (StreamReader responseReader = new StreamReader(webStream))
string response = responseReader.ReadToEnd();

When I try to use RestSharp however, the Authorization header never comes thru on the request:

ServicePointManager.ServerCertificateValidationCallback = ValidateServerCertficate;

var credentials = this.EncodeBasicAuthenticationCredentials("UserA", "123");

var client = new RestSharp.RestClient("https://localhost/MyService/MyService.svc/");
var restRq = new RestSharp.RestRequest("/");
restRq.Method = Method.GET;
restRq.RootElement = "/";
restRq.AddHeader("Authorization", "Basic " + credentials);
var restRs = client.Execute(restRq);

What am i doing wrong with the RestSharp method?

I know that the AddHeader method works because this:

restRq.AddHeader("Rum", "And Coke");

will come thru, only "Authorization" seems stripped out/missing.

wal wal
Answer Source

instead of adding the header 'manually' do the following:

var client = new RestSharp.RestClient("https://localhost/MyService/MyService.svc/");
client.Authenticator = new HttpBasicAuthenticator("UserA", "123");
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