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Monitoring password-protected websites behind login window

Help Center FeaturesLast updated: 23 October, 2023

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If you're looking to track pages on websites that require login authentication, the answer is yes – it is possible. Please note that this feature is only available on paid plans.

Setting Up Tracking for Password-Protected Websites

Setting up tracking for password-protected websites is straightforward. You'll need to configure authentication for the website you wish to track. Once you've done this, you can use the same authentication configuration across multiple pages.

Can You Also Track Files Behind Login Authentication?

If you want to track files such as PDFs, Excel spreadsheets, CSVs, or Word documents, you're in luck. These types of files can also be tracked, even if they are behind login authentication. Simply provide the link to the file and select the appropriate authentication configuration.

HTTP Basic Authentication

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In case the website is using "HTTP Basic Authentication", you can enter the credentials under "Advanced Settings" to be able to track pages behind HTTP Basic Authentication.


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