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From Eric Cholet <>
Subject get_basic_auth_pw issue
Date Tue, 30 Jan 2001 18:57:38 GMT
I recently upgraded a server using Apache::ASP,
and now for all ASP pages I get an error in error_log:

[Tue Jan 30 19:36:46 2001] [error] [client x.y.z;t] need AuthName: 

The page is served nevertheless. There is no authentication configured.

I believe I have tracked this down:

Apache::ASP does

sub new {
      # set up the environment, including authentication info
      # only copy %ENV if we are changing anything
      my $env;
      if(defined $r->get_basic_auth_pw) {
          $env = { %ENV };

mod_perl now defaults auth_type to 'Basic', so that
when we reach ap_get_basic_auth_pw in http_protocol.c:

    if (!(t = ap_auth_type(r)) || strcasecmp(t, "Basic"))
        return DECLINED;

    if (!ap_auth_name(r)) {
        ap_log_rerror(APLOG_MARK, APLOG_NOERRNO|APLOG_ERR,
                    r, "need AuthName: %s", r->uri);
        return SERVER_ERROR;

the first test doesn't trigger anymore, and the second
one does.

I believe this started occuring when the change was made
to mod_perl to default auth_type to 'Basic' in revision
1.111 of src/modules/perl/Apache.xs.

I'm not sure what the right fix is, is it legit for
Apache::ASP to call get_basic_auth_pw when no auth is
configured? Maybe it should first call $r->some_auth_required
(not sure what that does)?


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