I've already tried almost 10 most rated download managers and browsers (including latest Chrome and Dolphin) to download content from a password protected site. Neither one works.

The site serves the content for download via file.php script (via GET request), which returns http header Content-Disposition: attachment;. It seems such scenario is not supported by popular Android apps.

Could someone suggest a download manager which supports such a thing?

Thanks in advance.

Appendix A

According to this blog post Android and the HTTP download file headers:

"Another defect of the Android Download Manager is its inability to handle basic authentication. If you use authentication to control access to your download script, your downloads will fail with all browsers that make use of the ADM (e.g. Android stock browser and Dolphin)."

AFAIK, many others do use it as well, including Chrome.

  • Have you tried Boat Browser? Maxthon?
    – geffchang
    Oct 4 '13 at 13:43
  • @geffchang Tried both. No success.
    – Stan
    Oct 4 '13 at 13:51
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    Close voters: While this question has language which requests an app, there is a very well-defined problem to be solved. This question is fine for this site.
    – ale
    Oct 4 '13 at 15:17
  • @Stan: Some people are a little overzealous with our "no app recommendations" rule. This may be helpful: How do I ask a question that may require recommending a product?
    – ale
    Oct 4 '13 at 15:18
  • The download manager is something that is lacking very badly, the standalone version as supplied is pretty poor, so I think this should be left alone until Google somewhat puts out a more updated version of download manager on the play store.
    – t0mm13b
    Oct 4 '13 at 20:38

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