troubleshooting Question

$_SERVER[PHP_AUTH_USER] availability

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Using php and HTTP authentication.

Am I correct in assuming that the $_SERVER[PHP_AUTH_USER] variable is only available on pages that use HTTP authentication? Only on pages that are requiring auth via httpd.conf <Directory directives, or via php header?

Meaning, if I have the user auth on login.php, but do not require auth on test.php.. Then the $_SERVER[PHP_AUTH_USER] variable would not be available or set on test.php.


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