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From "Boyle Owen" <Owen.Bo...@swx.com>
Subject RE: [users@httpd] .htaccess,SSL,proxy question
Date Fri, 15 Oct 2004 08:34:28 GMT
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Joe Smith [mailto:blackice@mail.sis.pitt.edu]
> Sent: Donnerstag, 14. Oktober 2004 21:39
> To: users@httpd.apache.org
> Subject: [users@httpd] .htaccess,SSL,proxy question
> 
> 
>   Hi. It would seem to be possible that one could combine
> basic auth over an SSL in a secure fashion via the usage
> of the proxy modules? Please alert if incorrect with respect
> to certificate handling.
>   The actual objective is to permit user created and
> account dependent .htaccess files to employ basic auth
> in a secure fashion over SSL. So the thought was to
> on a single system proxy between ports 80 and 443, via
> localhost address if need be. 
>   Please suggest obvious logical bugs in the sequence.
> Thanks.

What's the proxy for? If all you want is to encrypt the password
submission, you simply put basic auth into the SSL VH. The SSL session
is always established before any HTTP traffic is sent so the password
submission (which is in the request header) is secure.

Rgds,
Owen Boyle
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> 
> Joe
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