My Oracle Support: Authenticate with CLI

I was wondering since some times how I could authenticate on MOS using CLI. Now I got my answer: By reversing the whole SSO auth process in a python script that generate a cookies.txt file, usable with wget.

I know that a simpler method exists using directly wget, but as it doesn’t work with every MOS page, I’ll prefer a more generic way of doing things.

Here is a quick how to use:

  1. Edit and setup variables inside.
  1. Install python dependencies (linux/debian):
apt-get install python-pip 
pip install BeautifulSoup
pip install requests
  1. Run the script
$ ./ 
[-] Initialization...done 
[-] Gathering JSESSIONID..done 
[-] Trying loginSuccess.jsp...done 
[-] Signing in...done 
[-] Trying to submit credentials...done 
[-] Checking that credentials are valid...done 
[-] Logged-in.
  1. Use the cookies.txt with wget
wget --load-cookies=/tmp/cookies.txt --save-cookies=/tmp/cookies.txt --no-check-certificate http://MOSURL

With a little bit of time and fun, you can imagine every tool based on this to ease your sysadmin life. You can even fetch your SR summary/updates using this cookie…

Get the file…

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