#1 Edited by arthup (11 posts) -

For the all videos (High) RSS feed, since sometime after 9:30 this morning, I'm getting an auth failure. I re-entered the password, but still not working.

Edit: Of course, 30 minutes later, it's working now.....

#2 Posted by Rorie (3752 posts) -

@arthup: Hmm, sorry for the trouble. Let me know if there are any further issues.

#3 Posted by Kentor (23 posts) -

I'm having troubles as well. It refuses to authenticate.

#4 Posted by Keen314 (90 posts) -


Looks like y'all hosed the RSS feed history. The complete list of current items in that feed are parts 2, 3, and 4 of the PlayStation 4 Launchstravaganza. I was wondering why my podcast app didn't catch part 1 of that; it was never in the RSS feed to begin with.

#5 Posted by Rorie (3752 posts) -

@kentor: Where are you trying to subscribe from? What program specifically?

@keen314: Does http://www.giantbomb.com/videos/feed/mobile/ work for you?

#6 Posted by Kentor (23 posts) -

I'm subscribed to http://www.giantbomb.com/videos/feed/hd/ via iTunes and it started working maybe a day ago, but sudddenly stopped working once more.

#7 Posted by AgentMOO (197 posts) -
#8 Posted by Rorie (3752 posts) -

@agentmoo: Is this still an issue for you? It looks to be resolving appropriately for me. It looks like your account might have expired?

#9 Posted by miles64 (18 posts) -

Same here, I'm getting the feed parsed by Firefox fine, but iTunes/other podcatchers don't authenticate. Same with http://www.giantbomb.com/videos/feed/mobile/.

#10 Posted by miles64 (18 posts) -

Basically, it seems like authenticating through the website works fine:

[tbyte@arch shm]$ rm cookie output;token=$(curl -s -S -b cookie -c cookie https://auth.giantbomb.com/login/ | grep token | sed -e 's/.*token."[ ]value[=]"\(.*\)".*/\1/g');curl -s -S -b cookie -c cookie -L -i -d 'form[_username]=miles64' -d form[_password]=‘xxxxxxxx’ -d 'form[_target_path]=/login/?login=success' -d "form[_token]=$token" 'https://auth.giantbomb.com/check-login/' > /dev/null;curl -s -S -b cookie -c cookie http://www.giantbomb.com/videos/feed/hd/8/

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

<rss xmlns:itunes="http://www.itunes.com/dtds/podcast-1.0.dtd" xmlns:atom="http://www.w3.org/2005/Atom" xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" version="2.0">

<channel xmlns:itunes="http://www.itunes.com/dtds/podcast-1.0.dtd" xmlns:atom="http://www.w3.org/2005/Atom" xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/">

<title>Giant Bomb - Features - [hd]</title>


<copyright>2007 - CBS Interactive</copyright>


<itunes:subtitle xmlns:itunes="http://www.itunes.com/dtds/podcast-1.0.dtd">This is a subscriber only feed for videos on Giant Bomb</itunes:subtitle>

<itunes:author xmlns:itunes="http://www.itunes.com/dtds/podcast-1.0.dtd">Giant Bomb</itunes:author>

<itunes:summary xmlns:itunes="http://www.itunes.com/dtds/podcast-1.0.dtd">This is a subscriber only feed for videos on Giant Bomb</itunes:summary>

<description>This is a subscriber only feed for videos on Giant Bomb</description>

<atom:link xmlns:atom="http://www.w3.org/2005/Atom" href="http://auth.giantbomb.com/videos/feed/" rel="self" type="application/rss+xml"/>

<itunes:owner xmlns:itunes="http://www.itunes.com/dtds/podcast-1.0.dtd">

<itunes:name>Giant Bomb</itunes:name>



But HTTP authentication doesn't work:

[tbyte@arch shm]$ curl -s -S -i -u 'miles64:xxxxxxxx' 'http://www.giantbomb.com/videos/feed/hd/8/'

HTTP/1.1 401 Unauthorized

Cache-Control: no-cache

Content-Type: text/plain; charset=utf-8

Date: Fri, 27 Dec 2013 09:18:21 GMT

Server: nginx/1.0.15

Set-Cookie: PHPSESSID=xxxxxxxx; path=/; domain=.giantbomb.com

Set-Cookie: device_view=not_mobile; expires=Mon, 27-Jan-2014 08:00:00 GMT; path=/; httponly

WWW-Authenticate: Basic realm="Subscriber Area"

X-Powered-By: PHP/5.4.17

Content-Length: 22

Connection: keep-alive

Authorization required

Removed the passwords/session ID from the post but obviously I used the same password.

#11 Posted by AgentMOO (197 posts) -

@rorie: Thanks! Yes it was my account, I didn't realized it had expired. I renewed and it's working great - my RSS app is catching up on all the content.

#12 Edited by miles64 (18 posts) -

My stupidity knows no bounds. I used the wrong username. It actually works fine :D Although it's very interesting that I have to use a different username for the http auth then for the website. Maybe it's because I was registered on Whiskey originally?