Within a Google Docs spreadsheet, I need to access external data that requires basic authentication. Usually I would include external data by putting this in a cell:
=ImportHtml("http://somedomain.com/somepath", "table", 0)
For basic auth, I have tried a standard URL with credentials:
=ImportHtml("http://user:firstname.lastname@example.org/somepath", "table", 0)
Google responds with the following:
error: Data temporarily unavailable
Is there any way to use basic auth-protected resources in a Google spreadsheet?