[pmwiki-users] HTTP Authentication and use of login name

Hartl, Bob hartl.r at ghc.org
Fri May 19 16:57:34 CDT 2006

Hello Patrick,
I do not have httpauth.php in my config.php -- this must be what I'm missing -- thanks!  I just read the documentation that says PmWiki 2 uses sesson-based authentication by default.
The documentation describes http authentication as HTTP-Basic authentication.  My pmwiki website is using "basic authentication" (anonymous is disabled).  I'm using "basic authentication" for testing -- but my real goal is to use "integrated windows authentication" as I have a Windows domain environment.  Can I expect that PmWiki's http authentication will work for "integrated windows authentication" as well as "basic authentication?"  Perhaps I'll find out the answer to this when I test it.
Thanks again!
Bob Hartl


From: Patrick R. Michaud [mailto:pmichaud at pobox.com]
Sent: Fri 5/19/2006 7:09 AM
To: Hartl, Bob
Cc: pmwiki-users at pmichaud.com
Subject: Re: [pmwiki-users] HTTP Authentication and use of login name

On Thu, May 18, 2006 at 03:12:44PM -0700, Hartl, Bob wrote:
> I'm a new user of PmWiki.  I installed PmWiki on Windows using ISAPI.
> So far so good!  I'm using HTTP authentication and I've had success in
> getting the authenticated login name from REMOTE_USER -- i.e. PmWiki
> fills the Author field with this login name.  (I followed advice in
> Cookbook:RequireAuthor, section HTTP authentication.)
> I have a WikiGroup, for which I have restricted editing to selected
> login names (as they appear using REMOTE_USER).  My hope is that if the
> user's login name is one of those permitted-to-edit login names, then
> the user is able to immediately edit (without any intervening login form
> from PmWiki).   But I am getting the login form (username and password).
> It seems like I should be able to do this.  Am I missing something easy?

How do you have your site configured for HTTP authentication --
are you using the httpauth.php script in your config.php?

With what you've described, I don't think that an author should
be getting the password prompt after being logged in.  But I'd
need to know a few more details of the setup first.


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