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Whatabrain
10 years ago
Back to the problem of authenticating in CGI mode... mcbethh suggested using this to set a local variable in php:
RewriteRule .* - [E=REMOTE_USER:%{HTTP:Authorization},L]

It didn't work. I couldn't see the variable. My solution is pretty round-about, but it works:

RewriteEngine on
RewriteCond %{HTTP:Authorization} !^$
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_METHOD} =GET
RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} =""
RewriteRule ^page.php$ page.php?login=%{HTTP:Authorization}$1

This causes the Auth string to be added to the URL if there are no parameters and it's a GET request. This prevents POSTs and parameter lists from being corrupted.

Then, in the PHP script, I store the Auth string as a session cookie.

So the only way to log in to my script is to go to the url with no parameters.

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