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From Mark McCulligh <mmccu...@visualtech.ca>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] How to make a login form [OT]
Date Thu, 14 Oct 2004 20:31:44 GMT
Patrick Donker wrote:

> Wagner, Aaron wrote:
>
>> there are a lot of Mod_auth_??? modules for just about any backend 
>> DB.  But they still use the login prompt window.  The only web page 
>> based auth is by using cookies on a custom written page.
>>
>> aaron 
>>
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: Patrick Donker [mailto:list-account@webpagina.nu]
>>> Sent: October 14, 2004 16:17
>>> To: users@httpd.apache.org
>>> Subject: Re: [users@httpd] How to make a login form [OT]
>>>
>>>
>>> Joshua Slive wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>> On Thu, 14 Oct 2004 22:08:50 +0200, Patrick Donker
>>>> <list-account@webpagina.nu> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>>> And, in fact, it is impossible to use a web form to get credentials
>>>>>> for basic auth.  If you want to use a web form, you'll need to role
>>>>>> your own auth and sessions using, for example, cookies.
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>> Yes I know that a login prompt is generated automatically, 
>>>>
>>>
>>> but I want to
>>>
>>>>> do it from within my root index.html
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> As I said, this is impossible with HTTP basic auth.
>>>>
>>>> Joshua.
>>>
>>>
>>> And using mod_auth_digest?
>>
>
> Ok then, any recources for simple scripts? I really want to stay with 
> .htaccess without the standard login popup...
>

You can build a custom login in PHP that works with HTTP basic auth. I
have not done it yet myself as I do logins with a database, but know you
can feed in authuser and authpassword to apache through PHP.  There use
your .htaccess user file.

Mark.



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