ChatGPT content policy violation asking for a simple code snippet

After trying ChatGPT for a while, I thought, if I try to see what code he proposes for one of my posts. Normally, my post contains small pieces of code as an example. What differences will there be between the code that I wrote and the code that ChatGPT proposes to me.

First try the post “How to Programmatically Log in to a Website App Using Python“. It is the typical question that you would ask ChatGPT. ChatGPT responded, “This content may violate our content policy. If you believe this is an error, please provide feedback; your input will help our research in this area.” oops!!! Trying to start a session programmatically may give rise to illegal actions. I don’t know…. He also gave me the following answer:

To programmatically log in to a website using Python, follow these steps:

Import the necessary modules, such as requests and BeautifulSoup.

Use the requests module to send a GET request to the login page of the website. This will allow you to retrieve the HTML source code for the login page.

Use the BeautifulSoup module to parse the HTML source code and extract the form elements and their respective values. This will include the login form’s action URL and the input fields for the username and password.

Create a dictionary with the login form’s input field names as keys and the desired values as values. For example, the dictionary may look like this: {‘username’: ‘myusername’, ‘password’: ‘mypassword’}

Use the requests module to send a POST request to the login form’s action URL with the form data and the dictionary as the payload.

Check the response status code to see if the login was successful. If the status code is 200, it means the login was successful. If it is any other status code, it means the login was unsuccessful.

If the login was successful, you can then use the requests module to send further requests to the website as an authenticated user.

In the end, ChatGPT didn’t give me the necessary python code. ChatGPT suggests using BeautifulSoup, which in my example I did use!. My python code was :

import requests
from bs4 import BeautifulSoup

USERNAME = 'username'  # put correct username here
PASSWORD = 'password'  # put correct password here

URL = 'https://your.url.com' # Change to your domain
LOGINURL = URL + '/login/'  # Change to your app login url
DATAURL = URL + 'url_data' # Change 

session = requests.session()

req_headers = {
    'Content-Type': 'application/x-www-form-urlencoded'
}


# to get csrfToken
r = session.get(LOGINURL,  headers=req_headers, allow_redirects=False)

soup = BeautifulSoup(r.text)
csrfToken = soup.find('input', attrs={'name': 'csrf_token'})['value']


formdata = {
    'username': USERNAME,
    'password': PASSWORD,
    'csrf_token': csrfToken,
}
# login post
r = session.post(LOGINURL, data=formdata, headers=req_headers, allow_redirects=False)

# We are logged in and we can read data
r2 = session.get(DATAURL)

I’ll find another piece of code to see how good of a programmer I am regarding ChatGPT. I am publishing this post because I find it interesting that this content may violate ChatGPT’s content policy.

That’s all folks !

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