From: "Piyush Ranjan" <piyush.pr / gmail.com>
>
> I need to do a https POST with basic authentication to query a service. I am
> unable to find this in api or any of the blog entries I am seen so far. Is
> it possible to do this ?


  require 'base64'  # NOTE: the name of this module may be different

  headers = {}
  headers['Authorization'] = 'Basic ' + encode64("#{user}:#{pass}").chop
  resp = http.post(path, body, headers)


Hope this helps,

Bill