It is indeed not possible to pass the username and password via query parameters in standard
- Instead, you use a special URL format, like this:
- this sends the credentials in the standard HTTP "Authorization"
It's possible that whoever you were speaking to was thinking of a custom module or code that looked at the query parameters and verified the credentials. This isn't standard HTTP auth, though, it's an application-specific thing.
http://username:email@example.com will works for FireFox, Chrome, Safari BUT not for IE.
Passing authentication parameters in query string
When using OAuth or other authentication services you can often also send your access token in a query string instead of in an
authorization header, so something like:
NOTE : Magento provide OAuth token, so you can achieve it by this