As I’ve started to play around here and there with ActiveResource, I’ve noticed lots of complaints about how ActiveResource’s implementation of HTTP basic auth leaves a lot to be desired. Specifically with regard to its lack of support for email addresses as usernames. This won’t work:

class Expense < ActiveResource::Base
  self.site = "https://barry@bjhess.com:password@website.com"
end

Turns out it’s fairly simple to authorize via email address in ActiveResource. Just send the header:

class Expense < ActiveResource::Base
  self.site = "https://website.com"
  @headers  = { 'Authorization' => "Basic (#{Base64.encode64('barry@bjhess.com:password').strip})" }
end

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