User login

2.1. Authentification

The current design choices of the DAE platform require users to be authenticated for downloading data, besides having the appropriate access rights. While this is quite transparently handled by the interactive web browsers, it is less obvious when using direct access using APIs or scripts. Here's an example of how one can authenticate with 'wget' for instance:

wget --post-data='name=USERNAME&pass=PASSWORD&op=Log%20in&form_id=user_login_block'

Similar solutions exist in other programming languages.