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forwarding userinfo to servlet

Hello

I have set up my Apache to require users to log in with username and password.
Now I need to forward the username to a servlet running in Tomcat -how is this done?
I've been reading something about environment variables but I can't figure out how it works.

I don't want to do the user authentication in Tomcat.

Thanks in advance

 Lars Hammer
 Dezide ApS
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samriCommented:
If you use Basic Authentication, once the authentication is sussessfull, and environment variable REMOTE_USER will be available, and the value would be the authenticated username.  And I belive this environment variable could be retreived from your servlet.

In addition, you could defined additional ENV variable in the httpd.conf if you need to add additional vars.

However, I don't think you can pass the password though.
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bettemissenAuthor Commented:
Thanks, that is just what I need. I do not need to forward the password so i think this will do the job!

/Lars Hammer
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samriCommented:
no problem.

take a look at http://httpd.apache.org/docs/ for more information.  

In addition, if you are using PHP, you might be able to see much more information.  However, that is really beyond my knowledge.

cheers.
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