An alternative method to specify the login credentials allows providing the username and password as URL parameters. In this case, the URL parameters override the HTTP AUTH credentials. This syntax is valid for both SOAP and REST.
This syntax is especially useful for web clients that do not support the HTTP AUTH mechanism, and thus can have full access to the EcoSys web services using the URL alone. This syntax is potentially less secure than HTTP AUTH since the URL parameters may be captured in server or network logs, thus recording the credentials, as well.