Thursday, December 20, 2007

CS-MARS Package Checker (CMPC) Broken!

Your comments haven't fallen of deaf ears at all. My beloved CMPC is no longer working. It looks like Cisco changed the authentication schema to their website and now uses forms-based authentication (seen here) rather than the previous method of an authentication pop-up. This has broken my CiscoWebReader class that was used to authenticate to CCO and pull package information. It looks they use SSL for authentication, along with requiring cookies and generating a new viewstate for each session. Well, I'm no developer but I'm re-writing the CiscoWebReader class to get around these hurdles. Expect to see more new on CMPC, along with enhanced features and a new name coming soon. A big sorry to all of those that have used CMPC and lost it's functionality.


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