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From Dick Davies <rasput...@hellooperator.net>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] .htaccess,SSL,proxy question
Date Sat, 16 Oct 2004 07:06:39 GMT
* Joe Smith <blackice@mail.sis.pitt.edu> [1030 23:30]:

>   Hi. Sorry the thought was to enable a virtual host http session to switch to
> an https SSL connection before the auth dialog takes place thereby protecting
> the login/password exchange. The proxy function would be to accomplish the
> redirection prior to the information exchange. 
>   Ideally this could be configured to occur when for example a subdirectory
> called for example "secure"  was present in the path with a .htaccess file
> contained there in. The proxy concept seemed to be a way to selectively
> and  conditionally accomplish the transition? 

Why not just use a second webserver and a URL?

The problem with an http proxy -> SSL server is that the passwords are sent
from the browser to the http server in cleartext.

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