How to get apache authenticated user info in PHP ?

I am using apache 2.01 for my website in fedora core 3.

I am using basic database authentication using mod_auth_mysql and authenticating the users from my own database.

My problem is, I have certain other columns in my database apart from username and password which I need to know when a user logs in. I intend to use these fields for other activities like personalization of the page etc.

How do I know the username using which the user has logged in so that I can get the other columns info in the table ? Is it possible to know at all ?

I am using php for this.
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mganeshAsked:
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WoodyRoundUpCommented:
You can, with your own function.
Check the username and password manually (by query), then if found, retrieve all other information of that user, and store them in a session variable.

Then you can retrieve them back on any other page, as long as you use: session_start() at the beginning of each page.

Please let me know if you need more info.
mganeshAuthor Commented:
Thanks my friend. This I have done many times.
But my problem is, I am using apache basic authentication using mysql database and am not using my own login page for authentication.

Thanks
WoodyRoundUpCommented:
Based on the previous posts: http://www.experts-exchange.com/Web/Web_Languages/PHP/PHP_Databases/Q_20601564.html

Should be this variable:
$PHP_AUTH_USER

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WoodyRoundUpCommented:
http://www.phpfreaks.com/phpref/130.php

This link tells you about the implementation of what you wanted. Hopefully it helps.
WoodyRoundUpCommented:
How did you go with this?
mganeshAuthor Commented:
Bingo
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