A friend has used SEMrush against our site and got the message that some links are "broken". The error given in the list of "broken links" is
The links go to a page that requires http authentication. They are of the form
https://username:[email protected], automatically logging the user into an application normally secured with basic authentication, using a demo user account. SEMrush seems not to consider username and password, logging only protocol, server and path. When opening my site in chrome and clicking the link, I am correctly logged into the application.
Would this "problem" that SEMrush has identified be encountered by real search engines as well, and would search engines reduce visibility of our site due to this "issue"?