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From Josh Konkol <sa...@guidemail.com>
Subject [users@httpd] Re: Translating Query Strings to Http Headers with rewrite
Date Mon, 03 Mar 2003 12:10:32 GMT
Anyone have any ideas on this ?  I realize it's probably not a standard
question, just knowing if what I'm asking is realistic would be great!

Thanks in advance for any help you experts can pass on!!

Josh

Josh Konkol <jkonkol@guidemail.com> wrote in
news:Xns932F47BFB2926jkonkolguidemailcom@80.91.224.249: 

> My guess is I need to use mod_rewrite but I'm not sure.  I'm using
> apache version 1.3.20.  Here's what I need to do.
> 
> Short Desc:  Using mod_rewrite and mod_proxy I need to take incoming 
> requests which will have Query strings, (i.e.
> www.mydomain.com/index.htm? user=joe) and turn the Query string
> user=joe into an HTTP header user=joe before passing it onto the final
> web server that will process the request. 
> 
> 
> Long Desc:  We have WebSphere portal serving pages to external users. 
> We cannot pass http header variables through the portlets on the
> portal server but we CAN pass Query Strings.  My thought is to have a
> reverse proxy between the internal web sites and the portal server. 
> When a request comes into the portal it is passed onto the reverse
> proxy which turns the query string into an HTTP header.  The internal
> web sites are looking for specific HTTP header variables proving the
> user is authenticated. 
> 
> 
> Thanks for any help !!
> 
> Josh
> 
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