How to add authentication to jquery

I have the below script and I want to add username and password to be able to query confluence:

<script type="text/javascript">

$.ajaxSetup ({

cache: false


$(function() {

$("#submit").click(function() {

var request = $.ajax({

type: "POST",

data: JSON.stringify(

{"jsonrpc" : "2.0", "method" : "getSpaces", "params" : [], "id": 12345 }


//Please change <confluence-url> to the relevant url

url: "rpc/json-rpc/confluenceservice-v2",

async: false,

cache: false,

contentType: "application/json",

success: function() {





return false;




Kindly advice

1 answer

you have to pass username and password as follows

  type: "GET",
  url: "URL",
  dataType: 'json',
  async: false,
  username: username,
  password: password,
  data: '{ "comment" }',
  success: function (){
    alert('Thanks for your comment!'); 

I tried this it did not work, I'm trying to use basic http authorization as the below:

beforeSend: function(xhr) { xhr.setRequestHeader("Authorization", "Basic " + encodeBase64("username" + ":" + "password")); },

it is not returning error, but also not returning results!!!

I already saw this.

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