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Introducing Simon 5!

Simon version 5 is now available. It is a massive update, introducing a much-requested feature: syncing the Simon data between multiple Macs, plus a Simon Status service, a Link Checker filter, improved Find filter, iMessage and Speak Error notifiers, a new app icon, and much more.

Important: please note that Simon 5 requires a minimum of macOS 10.12 (Sierra), and is a paid upgrade from Simon 4. Purchasers since September 1, 2020 automatically get a version 5 license (that also works in previous versions).

Read the Simon What's New page for details.

Testing a password-protected URL


I am trying to get Simon to query a page which is secure (using basic Apache htpasswd) but keep getting the following error:

Error: Error occurred: Error NSURLErrorDomain -1012

I have entered the username and password into Simon's security section for the test but it doesn't seem to work. The username/password combination work fine if I hit the same URL with Firefox...

...what am I missing?!

Many thanks.

Best wishes from London, UK.


David Sinclair's picture

Re: Testing a password-protected URL

So the web browser displays an authentication panel/sheet when you visit the site? That equates with the Username and Password fields in Simon.

When you say it doesn't work, are you checking the test after adding it, or doing a Preview while editing? The detailed entered in the Edit Test window aren't saved for use by the Preview until after you click OK, so checking from the Monitor window is the most reliable way to check pages with authentication.

I hope this helps; reply if you need more assistance.