Take the 2-minute tour ×
Web Applications Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for power users of web applications. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I want to subscribe to a private RSS feed, however when I paste the link into Google Reader's +Add Subscription, I get an empty feed.

How do I get Google Reader to authenticate my private RSS feed?

share|improve this question

3 Answers 3

up vote 15 down vote accepted

At this time Google doesn't support private feeds.

Though there are several workarounds.

share|improve this answer

Which private feeds are you trying to subscribe to?

I have been wanting to use an RSS reader for Facebook and found this.

How to use Facebook with a feed reader

http://blog.rungeek.com/post/296587577/how-to-use-facebook-with-a-feed-reader

share|improve this answer
    
I think Ivo meant private as in requires a password to view. The Facebook ones are actually public, just not-very-guessable... Reader doesn't support password-protected feeds at the moment as Jake said. –  x3ja Jun 30 '10 at 23:32

You can try https://freemyfeed.com/

NOTE: I am not affiliated with the site but have used it for the same purpose, although with an RSS feed for which I was not too concerned about my credentials leaking. So think hard about the credentials and what would happen if they are leaked before you use the FreeMyFeed service or any other service like it.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.