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From "Ralf S. Engelschall" <>
Subject Faking auth with proxypass? (FWD)
Date Wed, 10 Jun 1998 14:32:11 GMT

Please send to when you have more ideas.

On Wed, Jun 10, 1998, Sake Hogeveen> wrote:

> I would like to make an electronic journal, served to the Web by
> a publisher, "part" of our library web server, by using the Apache
> ProxyPass option.
> The publisher's server is password protected (you have to pay your
> subscription). The faculty has payed for its subscription, and I
> want to serve the journal to our scientists (on the faculty intranet)
> without bothering them with access authorization.
> I would like to add the Authorization information to the header of
> a request as it passes through our Apache proxy/server, before it is
> being passed on to the publisher's web site. I have a feeling that with
> all the options of Apache this should be possible. However, I haven't
> been able to figure out how yet.
> Could you help me solve this problem?

I've no ready solution at hand but perhaps mod_headers can be used inside a
<Location> section to fake the auth headers. I'll forward your mail to the
other Apache developers. Perhaps someone already knows the solution.

                                       Ralf S. Engelschall

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