Basic credentials are comprised of a username and a password. You can also use limit the credentials to specific URLs via the optional URL property.


Password and form data is stored in plain text within a WebCopy project file.

URLThe URL of the page the password will be used for, relative to the website URL. This field supports regular expressions
User nameLogin user name
PasswordLogin password


If your expression includes any of the ^, [, ., $, {, *, (, \, +, ), |, ?, <, > characters and you want them to processed as plain text, you need to "escape" the character by preceding it with a backslash. For example, if your expression was application/epub+zip this would need to be written as application/epub\+zip otherwise the + character would have a special meaning and no matches would be made. Similarly, if the expression was, this should be written as example\.com, as . means "any character" which could lead to unexpected matches.

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