In my site, I created a folder where I store registration files. I protected that folder with a username/password so that only I can access it. I want to insert code in my application that would access that protected folder to check if there was a file there. So, how can I access a file in the net that is inside a protected folder, using C++? It also needs to be cross platform because I develop in Xcode but then I send my source code to Visual Studio and compile Win32 and Win64 versions (this is for plugin development, not standalone apps). I already solved this using python (it is sooooo easy, with python) but some of my plugins are coded in C++ and I wanted to do the same with C++. But it seems to be rather complicated with C++ :-( Does anyone have a solution for this?