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android – Setting user agent in Java httpclient and allow redirects to true

Posted by: admin May 14, 2020 Leave a comment

Questions:

I am trying to set my user agent string in the HttpClient apache object in Java but I cannot find out how to do it.

Please help!

Also I am trying to enable redirects to true but also cannot find this option within the HttpClient object.

Thanks

Andy

How to&Answers:
HttpClient httpclient = new HttpClient();
httpclient.getParams().setParameter(
    HttpMethodParams.USER_AGENT,
    "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; en-US; rv:1.9.2.2) Gecko/20100316 Firefox/3.6.2"
);

Answer:

With HttpClient 4.0, the following worked for me:

import org.apache.http.params.HttpProtocolParams;

HttpClient httpclient = new HttpClient();
HttpProtocolParams.setUserAgent(httpclient.getParams(), "My fancy UA");

HttpProtocolParams resides in the httpcore JAR file: http://hc.apache.org/httpcomponents-core/download.html

Answer:

Use AndroidHttpClient, and pass the user agent as a parameter to newInstance:

AndroidHttpClient client = AndroidHttpClient.newInstance(String userAgent);

There are other good reasons to use AndroidHttpClient instead of the raw HttpClient as well.