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From webmas...@zemeilleur.com
Subject RE: [users@httpd] Windows User Id
Date Thu, 30 Oct 2003 12:22:37 GMT
I know that apache has a mod where it asks to the client a number of
informations which include the username. This solution needs a specific
program to be launched on the client.

>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: webmaster@zemeilleur.com [mailto:webmaster@zemeilleur.com]
>>
>>In the case of an intranet, can we install a program on the client to
>>answer to the server's query about the username ? I knew that a program
>>like that exists but i know remember its name !
>
> The server doesn't make any queries, it's the client that makes the
> requests and the server that provides the responses.
>
> Are you talking about HTTP authentication? This is when you get a password
> challenge pop-up window in the client
> (http://httpd.apache.org/docs/howto/auth.html#basic) then you get the
> "username" - but it's the username from the AuthUserFile (i.e. generated
> by htpasswd) and not necessarily the same as the username on the client
> computer.
>
> If you're not talking about that, and you have control over the browsers,
> then you might be able to add a header to the request containing the
> client username. No idea how you do this with IE, but you could do it with
> an OSS browser, I guess...
>
> Rgds,
> Owen Boyle
> Disclaimer: Any disclaimer attached to this message may be ignored.
>
>>
>>>>-----Original Message-----
>>>>From: webmaster@zemeilleur.com [mailto:webmaster@zemeilleur.com]
>>>>
>>>>I would like to know if it's possible to have the name of
>>windows user
>>>>connected to the apache server.
>>>
>>> You only get what's in the HTTP request. This does not include any
>>> details about the user who is running the browser.
>>>
>>> Rgds,
>>> Owen Boyle
>>> Disclaimer: Any disclaimer attached to this message may be ignored.
>>>>
>>>>Thanks,
>>>>
>>>>Pierre
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