Locus Action HTTP Basic Authentication
This is going to be a strange one... I would like to offer downloading ind installation/importing of things that are on a web site that requires username/password for access (HTTP "basic authentication", username/password nothing more, no encryption etc). So if I log into the site, thereafter all of my HTTP requests carry the
Authorization: Basic blablablablablabla==
I'm not quite sure how this works in Android, but I suspect that the method for activating locus-action:// carries information about the HTTP "GET" request including its headers, and therefore the needed Authorization: "stuff". If this is present, then that same Authorization info could be added to the GET request generated for the <source> URL in the Locus-Action XML... if the domain matches. The effect would be to allow a Locus-Action to download things from an access-controlled place.
I hope this give you the idea of what I am looking for. There may, of course, be better ways to accomplish the same thing. I don't think it would be a good idea to put the username/password into the Locus-Action XML itself, though!