How to do it...

We can create a subclass of SimpleXMLRPCServer and override its request handler so that when a request comes, it is verified against given login credentials.

Listing 7.3a gives the code for running an XML-RPC server with a basic HTTP authentication, as shown:

#!/usr/bin/env python # Python Network Programming Cookbook, Second Edition -- Chapter - 7 # This program is optimized for Python 3.5.2. # To make it work with Python 2.7.12: # Follow through the code inline for some changes. # It may run on any other version with/without modifications. import argparse import xmlrpc # Comment out the above line and uncomment the below line for Python 2.x. #import xmlrpclib from base64 import b64decode from xmlrpc.server import SimpleXMLRPCServer, ...

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