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A simple Async await call to download a file with Basic Authentication

A simple async await method to download a file using basic authentication. As this is Basic Auth you should only really use it with https:// calls otherwise the username & password will be sent over as plain Base64 string. using System; using System.IO; using System.Net; using System.Net.Http; using System.Threading.Tasks; private static async Task DownloadFileUsingBasicAuth(string url, string saveFileAs, string username, string password) {                HttpClientHandler handler = new HttpClientHandler();       handler.Credentials = new System.Net.NetworkCredential(username, password);       HttpClient httpClient = new HttpClient(handler);       Uri uri = new Uri(url);       HttpResponseMessage responseMessage = await httpClient.GetAsync(uri, HttpCompletionOption.ResponseHeadersRead);       if (responseMessage.StatusCode == HttpStatusCode.OK)       {           using (var fileStream = File.Create(saveFileAs))           {               using (var httpStream = await responseM