Automation of Admin Web UIs

Particularly in the operation of legacy web applications, there are often recurring administrative tasks. It is not uncommon for such applications to have an administrative interface, but no service interface usable for administration. However, administrative tasks can be automated with simple means, provided the web interface is well-structured from an HTML and HTTP perspective. Additionally, it is advantageous if the client-server interaction does not rely too heavily on server-side session states and provides different entry points for different operations.

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