[Chugalug] Access Control for LAMP

Eric Wolf ebwolf at gmail.com
Fri Oct 5 17:16:08 UTC 2012


I thought about an htaccess manager too, so I'm glad you tried this before
and found the glitch. Unfortunately, the customers here use IE almost
exclusively.

-Eric

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Eric B. Wolf                           720-334-7734





On Fri, Oct 5, 2012 at 11:10 AM, Dan Lyke <danlyke at flutterby.com> wrote:

> On Fri, 5 Oct 2012 10:58:40 -0600
> Eric Wolf <ebwolf at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I need to implement a unified login across all their apps but it
> > would be nice to not have to modify a bunch of code. Ideally, the
> > system would have a central username/password (maybe even OpenID) and
> > present a menu of apps available to that user. Access to the other
> > apps not available to the user would be restricted even if the user
> > worked out the URL.
>
> Something that won't necessarily work: Links that embed the existing
> username and password combos.
>
> It seems like a really good idea to have a centralized login scheme
> that then sends users off to
>
> http://username@passwordtoken:server/internalapp
>
> and this works absolutely swimmingly on Firefox and Chrome, but IE
> won't do it unless you do some registry hacks.
>
> Which sucks.
>
> So, yeah, my first response was "centralized OpenID thing that
> manages .htaccess files and funnels users off to URLs that
> automatically log in to the existing apps", but when I actually tried
> to implement that...
>
> Turns out Microsoft thinks RFC 1738 is for losers.
>
> Dan
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