Since the username and password used by wget to perform the http authentication are used in a CLI, they will remain in your shell’s history. Make sure you clear these lines by logging out and logging back in and editing the history file. For bash, it is .bash_history in your root directory.
$ wget --http-user=[HTTP-USER] --http-passwd=[HTTP-PASSWORD] https://server1.domain.com/vault/file.xml
You can actually create these settings on our platform in few minutes utilizing our PCS (Private Cloud Solution) which allows you to have VPSie(s) on a private network – NAT – Port forward – traffic control for inbound and outbound – multiple gateway IPs which you could use for the load-balancing and failover.