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Hi, I am trying to collect login name and password from the client and pipe them to authenticate via HTTP authentication(.htaccess). But instead of having a small login window pop up, I would like to use text boxes. I tried the following code but the window still pops up and asks for login/password. Is there any other way to achieve my goal?

<?
  header("location:$login:$pswd@myhost.com/members/index.htm");
?>

Here, $login and $paswd are passed by HTTP POST method and as you might have guessed, /members directory is protected by .htpasswd. Any help/suggestion would be appreciated.
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by:a.marsh
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I believe it's not possible - that's just the way HTTP Authentication works - but I'd love to be proven wrong. :o)

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header("location:$login:$pswd@myhost.com/members/index.htm");  won't work

hmm not possible or ,maybe with the fsockopen function, it should work
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by:higijj
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wouhou!

The best way to learn stuff like that.. is to intercep all packets send from/to your couputer.. with a sniffer ;-)

that way, you'll see how it works.. and you can simulate the same thing with socket programming!

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by:us111
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heavy and huge solution, higijj :)))
the sample at
http://www.phpbuilder.com/mail/php-general/2000091/1829.php  works very well without sniffing :))
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by:higijj
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I know!

but I meant for any kind of situation like this..
;-)

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Thanks a million us111 you just made my day!!!
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Thanks a million us111 you just made my day!!!
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