How do I access a session variable (created by a java servlet) with perl or CGI?
Posted on 2001-09-12
I have a website with many user utilities all of which are Java servlet based. My sign on authentication is servlet based.
However I still have a Perl/CGI based webmail system which I have to re-login into even if already logged in by my main login system. The login facility of the Email system is simply a random number with a time and IP stored in a file in that users directory whereas the the java login is a true session variable as in ASP.
My problem is simple, I need to integrate the CGI mail system by getting it to just read the session variable for that particular user.... for the life of me I can't find out how!
Once I re-write the Email system in Java I won't have this problem but I need this interim solution.