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Apache remote_user lost with POST

by slatibart (Sexton)
on Jun 16, 2011 at 13:51 UTC ( #909954=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
slatibart has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

I have a simple .htaccess
AuthType Basic AuthName "Test" AuthBasicProvider file AuthUserFile /path .. /www/cgi/test/.htpasswd AuthGroupFile /dev/null <Limit GET> require valid-user </Limit> Options -Indexes
Authentification is working.

remote_user is set when i use GET to access the perl script in this dir. When i use POST the remote_user is empty. I've couldn't find a confirmation on the web/docs but indications seems that only the first the the authentication runs the apache sets remote_user. And it doesn't work with perl.

So, is that true and if yes.

How can i change this behavior ?

I've already looked at CPAN but all the solutions or frameworks looks to be big for me. I only want to keep the remote_user variable.

What would be the best approach ?

Thanks !

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Re: Apache remote_user lost with POST
by MidLifeXis (Monsignor) on Jun 16, 2011 at 14:08 UTC

    You are limiting the requirement for a valid user to GET requests only. Change (or remove) your Limit section.

    Apache administrator / configuration issue, not a Perl issue.


      Thanks, so obvious i didn't saw it.

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