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From Owen Boyle <>
Subject Re: user/passowrd check using .htaccess
Date Wed, 16 Jan 2002 08:53:16 GMT
Michel COTE wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm using .htaccess to prevent some users from accessing some private
> directories of my web server. It works fine ........ but. I need to get back
> the login name of the user in my HTML pages (using java script or something
> else) to implement a cookie management and be able to store the user's
> preferences.

In CGI, the user name is available as the environment variable
REMOTE_USER. If you use a perl program with the CGI module, you can
reference this easily in the %ENV hash e.g.

print "Login name = $ENV{REMOTE_USER}";

Probably you can do something similar in ASP or PHP. I don't know how to
do this in JavaScript...


Owen Boyle.

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