[pmwiki-users] Proxy authentication, how to do it

Patrick R. Michaud pmichaud at pobox.com
Mon Sep 25 20:52:49 CDT 2006

On Sun, Sep 24, 2006 at 12:28:10PM +0200, Hsing-Foo Wang wrote:
> Hi,
> I don't really know if this is a PmWiki related matter but I hope
> someone can help anyway.
> I have PmWiki running on our corporate intranet. Although I am on our
> intranet, I do have to enter username and password when browsing our
> intranet (wether  connected directly or through VPN).
> I can reach the PmWiki farm perfectly once I authenticate agains our
> corp auth mechanism, but I have included some recipies that either
> 'wget' or 'RSS' content from other intranet locations. These requests
> fail because my linux server running PmWiki is not authenticated, our
> intranet obviously asks for a username/password before continuing.
> How can I automatically pass user/pass from PmWiki so all requests
> from PmWiki to other intranet resources are authorized please?

The highest likelihood is that PmWiki never sees the
username/password to be able to pass it to other intranet

Most perimeter protection mechanisms (such as a VPN) don't
make the authentication details available to the programs they


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