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From "D'Ausilio, John" <John.DAusi...@mlp.com>
Subject RE: [users@httpd] HTTP OPTIONS and auth issues
Date Thu, 14 Feb 2008 18:40:42 GMT
Excellent! Works like a charm! Thanks kindly!!

jd

-----Original Message-----
From: jslive@gmail.com [mailto:jslive@gmail.com] On Behalf Of Joshua
Slive
Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2008 1:29 PM
To: users@httpd.apache.org
Subject: Re: [users@httpd] HTTP OPTIONS and auth issues

On Thu, Feb 14, 2008 at 12:55 PM, D'Ausilio, John
<John.DAusilio@mlp.com> wrote:
>
>
>
>
> I've got a tomcat app with apache (2.2) in front of it. Apache handles
the
> auth through LDAP and requires membership in a specific group. One of
the
> app features allows the user to generate an csv file from some data
and
> download it. When this download fires with an IE client, the browser
also
> issues an HTTP OPTIONS request against / which fails with a 401 and
pops the
> auth dialog again. Users can just cancel that dialog and proceed, but
I'd
> rather it didn't appear at all! Is there some way to configure apache
to
> route OPTIONS requests to the bit-bucket? Is it Apache or really
Tomcat
> that's generating the 401? Any hints/clues appreciated!

You could try wrapping your auth directives in a <LimitExcept OPTIONS>
... </LimitExcept>.

Joshua.

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