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From Mike <>
Subject Re: modules + callbacks = ap_get_module_config(r->per_dir_config,var)
Date Fri, 26 Jan 2007 15:53:40 GMT
Joe Lewis wrote:
> Mike wrote:
>> Hi,
>> The Subject here may be completely wrong, so I will describe what I 
>> am doing. Some years ago I hacked together an authentication module  
>> which uses the c-client imap lib. I decided to take a look at porting 
>> it to 2.0 only to realize that the code is complete crap,thus I am 
>> looking to fix (Disclaimer, I am not a C Programmer).
>> C-client is implemented such that it obtains data via callback 
>> functions which must be defined by the caller. One of these  
>> functions is to obtain the username and password to auth with. Since 
>> this was a callback function I did not have any apache context handy 
>> to store things in so I stuffed the user and password in globals. 
>> This is obviously bad so I am looking to do it the correct way. My 
>> current thought was to create some named shared memory segment in the 
>> process pool to store this in and then maybe store the process pool 
>> in a global. Reading/writing the user/pass pair to the pool would be 
>> controlled by a mutex.
>> On second thought though this isn't really that much different than 
>> if I controlled access to the current globals with a mutex, there 
>> must be a better way? Any advice/pointers appreciated.
> Authentication in Apache 2.0 is actually very nicely engineered.  If 
> you want to store the username and the password, you can.  However, 
> you don't have to.
Thanks for the reply.
The problem is that I need access to this info in the callback function, 
and the callback does not have access to the request_rec.

For example..


 do_some_stuff(); //Gets the user name and password(password as you 
suggested) and stores them so that they can be used by later callback. 


call_cclient_to_auth() takes no parms and eventually uses callback 
functions to do things, one of these being to get the user/password to 
auth with. This is by design of the c-client lib and not something I can 


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