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I have a secure website setup where users have to enter a username and password to enter the site. The password protection is setup in IIS. Some of my users use phpMyAdmin. Is there a way to login to phpMyAdmin automatically with the username and password they supplied when they logged into the site? Or, is there a way to retrieve the username and password they entered using php? Thanks.
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You could look for $_SERVER['AUTH_USER'], and if it's a valid username it means the user authenticated.  This variable only works with IIS.  You would then have to do a type of 'hidden' login where you basically force a session on phpmyadmin.  So, if this variable is set, find the routine in phpmyadmin that validates a login and redirects to the phpmyadmin homepage.  
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I see what you mean. I could probably alter the config.inc.php file, which dictates how it should login, to search for the username and apply that along with the password. The only trick would be to encrypt the passwords.

I found another way of authenticating but it isn't run through IIS. In the config.inc.php file, you set $cfg['Servers'][$i]['auth_type'] = 'http'; which causes php to handle the authentication. The only problem is that this doesn't provide any directory security. Do you think this way posses any security issues? Keep in mind that we have a secure certificate in place and users have to connect through a secure connection.
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