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From "Martin Moss" <Martin_m...@btinternet.com>
Subject Re: Daft question - preventing the username password box from appearing.
Date Tue, 01 Oct 2002 15:00:05 GMT
thanks to everyone,
Geoff's post made me re-examine AuthCookie and I realised I wasn't supposed
to use the get_basic_auth_pw method at all.

Thanks I understand whats going on now.

Cheers

Marty
----- Original Message -----
From: "Lupe Christoph" <lupe@lupe-christoph.de>
To: "Martin Moss" <martin_moss@btinternet.com>
Cc: "modperl" <modperl@perl.apache.org>
Sent: Tuesday, October 01, 2002 3:06 PM
Subject: Re: Daft question - preventing the username password box from
appearing.


> On Tuesday, 2002-10-01 at 14:16:47 +0100, Martin Moss wrote:
>
> > I do not wish to have the prompt box appear, I want to have a
dynamically
> > produced login form which when submitted carries out the users previous
> > command (I have an authentication system which 'times out' a user)
>
> You can't in mod_perl. When you use Basic Authentication, the *browser*
> pops up the "prompt box". To change this, you have to ditch Basic Auth
> and implement something else.
>
> You best start by looking at the various "auth" packages in Apache and
> those in in Perl (Apache::.*Auth). Then consider doing this in
> Javascript or in HTML.
>
> HTH,
> Lupe Christoph
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