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From Igor Cicimov <icici...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Conditionally strip/remove a specific cookie from request
Date Mon, 10 Dec 2012 00:20:08 GMT
On Mon, Dec 10, 2012 at 11:02 AM, <ohaya@cox.net> wrote:

>
> ---- Igor Cicimov <icicimov@gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Mon, Dec 10, 2012 at 9:02 AM, <ohaya@cox.net> wrote:
> >
> > >
> > > ---- Igor Cicimov <icicimov@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > > On Mon, Dec 10, 2012 at 7:19 AM, <ohaya@cox.net> wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > Hi,
> > > > >
> > > > > We are trying to have an Apache (acting as a proxy) conditionally
> > > > > strip/remove a cookie from the incoming request, before it proxies
> the
> > > > > request.
> > > > >
> > > > > The condition is that, on the incoming request:
> > > > >
> > > > > - there is a specific HTTP header, MYHEADER, with a value of
> > > > > "MYHEADERVALUE", and
> > > > > - the root of the request URL's hostname (e.g., if hostname in the
> > > request
> > > > > URL is "www.foo.com", then root is ".foo.com") matches a certain
> > > string,
> > > > > e.g., ".whatever.com"
> > > > >
> > > > > If the conditions above are true, then we want to remove a cookie
> named
> > > > > "MYCOOKIE" from the incoming request, before forwarding the request
> > > onto
> > > > > the proxied host.
> > > > >
> > > > > I think that if the conditions match, according to this:
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > >
> http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1798431/how-to-remove-a-cookie-in-apache
> > > > >
> > > > > something like:
> > > > >
> > > > > RequestHeader add Cookie "MYCOOKIE='';expires='SOME_PAST_DATE';
> > > > > Path=COOKIE_PATH"
> > > > >
> > > > > would remove the cookie, but I'm not sure how to construct the
> > > > > expression/expr that says something like this:
> > > > >
> > > > > <If hostname_root==whatever.com && MYHEADER=<some_string>>
> > > > >         RequestHeader add Cookie
> "MYCOOKIE=';expires='SOME_PAST_DATE';
> > > > > Path=COOKIE_PATH"
> > > > > </If>
> > > > >
> > > > > Also, I'm not sure what that "SOME_PAST_DATE" should be.
> > > > >
> > > > > Can anyone here tell me?
> > > > >
> > > > > Thanks,
> > > > > Jim
> > > > >
> > > > >
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> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > Use SetEnvIf
> > >
> > >
> > > Igor,
> > >
> > > I think that I can use SetEnvIf to set environment variables for each
> of
> > > the two conditions, but doesn't the RequestHeader directive only take
> only
> > > a single condition, e.g., "env=condition1"?
> > >
> > > Jim
> > >
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> > >
> > > True, so how about this ... You set the cookie if "env = condition1"
> and
> > then edit/unset/merge/ or do whatever if "env != condition2"
>
>
> Hi,
>
> Thanks for the suggestion.  I guess that I'd really rather not set the
> cookie then possibly have to unset it later.  That seems a little too
> convoluted.
>
> What I was trying to find out with this post is about how something like
> SetEnvIfExpr:
>
> http://httpd.apache.org/docs/trunk/mod/mod_setenvif.html#setenvifexpr
>

That link has the word "trunk" in it which usually means "current
development version". And if you check the bread crumbs in the top of the
page you'll see

[image: <-] <http://httpd.apache.org/docs/trunk/mod/>
 Apache <http://www.apache.org/> > HTTP Server <http://httpd.apache.org/> >
Documentation <http://httpd.apache.org/docs/> > Version
2.5<http://httpd.apache.org/docs/trunk/>>
Modules <http://httpd.apache.org/docs/trunk/mod/>

it is a Apache 2.5 module. If you need to use this feature AND <If> tags
you need Apache 2.4


>
> might be used.
>
> Apparently this SetEnvIfExpr is available in Apache 2.2.9+?
>
> That page has some examples of using SetEnvIfExpr, e.g.:
>
> SetEnvIfExpr "tolower(req('X-Sendfile')) == 'd:\images\very_big.iso')"
> iso_delivered
>
> plus, it links to this other page on expressions in Apache:
>
> http://httpd.apache.org/docs/trunk/expr.html
>
> which has examples of expressions:
>
> # Compare the host name to example.com and redirect to www.example.com if
> it matches
> <If "%{HTTP_HOST} == 'example.com'">
>     Redirect permanent / http://www.example.com
> </If>
>
> So I was thinking I could use something like that, but I'm not familiar
> with these "expressions", so I was hoping that someone here could tell me
> (or point the way to) the expression that I'd need to do what I described
> in my original post.
>
> Also, BTW, I'm having problems with what was suggested in the message
> thread on Stackoverflow.com in my original post.  I tried the suggested
> RequestHeader, to try to remove a cookie in an incoming request, but it's
> not working.  Rather it looks like it just replaces the entire "Cookie:"
> header altogether.  FYI, for this testing, I have my Apache proxying
> (ProxyPass/ProxyPassReverse) a Tomcat instance.
>
> Thanks,
> Jim
>
>
>
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