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Read password from file

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Hello.

I have a PHP3 script that ask the user to type in username and password by sending an 'HTTP/1.0 401 Unauthorized' heading.
This is then stored in the $PHP_AUTH_USER and $PHP_AUTH_PW variables.

How can I validate the passwords against a file on the server?

I use a free web host so I can't change anything on the server.

I found the script on http://hotwired.lycos.com/webmonkey/. There is an example on how to validate agains a text file, but it won't work, only the last password in the file works properly.

Thanks

Endre
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gravity earned 100 total points
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Where it uses
$line = explode("\r", $file_contents);

 have you tried using instead :

$line = explode("\n", $file_contents);

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by:us111
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if your file looks:
joe:e487edf
dav:gt878e5

you can try $line = explode(":", $file_contents);

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by:mrvithan
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I think it isn't a big deal how you can read... But it is how you can secure your file....

PS. ... i just know "\n" is a new line on WinNT and "\r" is a new line on Unix..., isn't it?
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by:us111
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\n for newline
\r for carriage
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by:maxkir
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Hello ? Did you get what you want ? It whould be nice if you give some points ;-)))
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by:esolem
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Hello all.

Thanks all. Rigth now I have put my project on ice and don't know when I can take it up again.

I give the points to gravity for beeing the first to answer, and I think that was my problem.

Endre
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