I am building a web scraper that logs into websites, does some searches and collects results.

The websites I've been logging into right now have all been pretty standard. I have been notified that the program will have to work on computers with client-side certificate. Currently, if you go to the URLs that these computer will eventually be scraping, you get 403 errors.

I have no idea how client certificates work and was wondering if I will have to change my program in anyway to incorporate these certificates or will the program just work when run on these computers?

I don't have the ability to use these computers during the production of my program and I'm trying to mitigate any delays to the production by asking in advance.

closed as off-topic by schroeder Jan 11 '16 at 20:52

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  • while this question is about certificates, it is, at heart, about programming - migrating to SO – schroeder Jan 11 '16 at 20:52