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From Nikhil <mnik...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: tomcat, apache with mod_jk and mod_auth_kerb
Date Wed, 16 Jul 2008 09:47:28 GMT
I tried using both getAttribute methods and getHeaderNames/getHeaders
methods but unfortunately the variables are set to null

On Wed, Jul 16, 2008 at 2:01 PM, André Warnier <aw@ice-sa.com> wrote:

> Nikhil wrote:
>
>> On Tue, Jul 15, 2008 at 6:35 PM, Rainer Jung <rainer.jung@kippdata.de>
>> wrote:
>>
>> What do you expect to be the value of the 'REMOTE_USER' variable? Do you
>>
>>> expoect something else, than what you get from request.getRemoteUser()?
>>> What
>>> do you mean by variable? Maybe an httpd environment Variable?
>>>
>>>
>>>  Precisely. I also need the httpd environment variable REMOTE_USER  also
>> passed to the tomcat .... I have this in my httpd.conf ... and I am
>> reading
>> all the environment variables(apart from the headers) in the jsp but have
>> these values set to null... am I missing anything specific with these
>> directives?
>>
>>
>>  SetHandler jakarta-servlet
>>  RequestHeader set X_REMOTE_USER %{RU}e
>>  SetEnv SET_REMOTE_USER %{REMOTE_USER}e
>>  JkEnvVar JK_REMOTE_USER %{remoteUser}e
>>
>>  As far as I know, REMOTE_USER is a *http header* of the request, added
> automatically by the browser if the user is authenticated.  And as all http
> request headers, it is always passed on to Tomcat.
> At the Tomcat level, you can retrieve it like any other http header (I
> don't remember the precise way).
> But this has nothing to do with "environment values".
> In other words, you do not really need to mess around with environment
> values in Apache/Tomcat (like above), just retrieve the corresponding http
> header, it should already be there.
> No ?
>
> André
>
>
>
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Nikhil

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