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From Krist van Besien <>
Subject [users@httpd] How to remove an environment variable...
Date Fri, 18 Dec 2009 13:54:14 GMT
Hello all,

I have a PHP content management system,  Drupal on a apache 2.2
server. For the moment we use a Drupal add on that uses the
webserver's own authentication. So I have set up apache basic auth,
and Drupal asumes that whenever a request comes with the "REMOTE_USER"
variable set, the user is authenticated, and uses the value of
REMOTE_USER to determine who it's talking with.

Now for test purposes I want to offer a way to look at the site as non
authenticated users would see it, but without (for now) removing the
authentication. As the website is still under development I don't want
to allow unauthenticated access yet.

I thought I could do that by just have Apache remove the REMOTE_USER
header. like this:


However, this does not work.

Also setting REMOTE_USER to something else doesn't work either.
Setting other variables works though.

What are my options here? How can I remove REMOTE_USER?


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