Basic Authentication

Add basic auth credentials to your account for accurate screenshots.

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Written by Joe Scanlon
Updated over a week ago

If your website requires basic authentication (e.g. using .htaccess), our servers may be unable to access your site URL, including static resources such as images and stylesheets.

We recommend that you configure the basic authentication settings on your project.

Example before basic auth is enabled

The images on the website below are not captured on the screenshot as they are protected by basic authentication.

Configure Basic Auth

To configure Basic Auth settings, navigate to your project settings:

  • Widget

  • Security

  • Switch on Basic Auth

  • Enter your basic authentication username and password

Example after basic auth is enabled

Now we can take a screenshot and see that all images are included.

Note: Using our browser extensions in conjunction with our widget will always yield pixel-perfect screenshots.

See our instructions for adding browser extensions here.

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