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Posted on 2009-12-17
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Last Modified: 2013-12-12
Hello there, I believe this is a very easy fix for any experianced php and mysql guy. basiclly all i need is something like this...

  if (!isset($_SERVER['PHP_AUTH_USER'])) {
        header("WWW-Authenticate: Basic realm=\"Calendar\"");
        header("HTTP/1.0 401 Unauthorized");
        print "Sorry - you need valid credentials to be granted access!\n";
    } else {
        if (($_SERVER['PHP_AUTH_USER'] == '') && ($_SERVER['PHP_AUTH_PW'] == '')) {
            print "Welcome to the staff area!";
       } else {
        if (($_SERVER['PHP_AUTH_USER'] == '') && ($_SERVER['PHP_AUTH_PW'] == '')) {
            print "Welcome to the students area!";
        } else {
            header("WWW-Authenticate: Basic realm=\"Private Area\"");
            header("HTTP/1.0 401 Unauthorized");
            print "Sorry - you need valid credentials to be granted access!\n";

But what i need it to be able to do is capture the first letter of every persons log in name.. and direct them to the page depending on what their first Letter of their login username is for example for the students.. it will be all letters apart from U will be student logins..

then for staff page only the U letters at the start of the login will be used to login to the staff page..

they will then be re-directed to the relevant page...

i believe the way to do is Substrings?? but i have no idea on how to do this and everything ive tried has not worked.

I hope someone knows the answer to this, thank you for your help in advanced its greatly appricated.
Question by:NeoAshura
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Accepted Solution

Steve Bink earned 2000 total points
ID: 26077348
What you need is the substr() function:


$firstletter=substr($username,0,1);    // <---------------------------- the mojo
switch ($firstletter) {
  case 'U':
    // this is a staff login
  case 'Z':
    // this is some other future expansion
    // this is everybody else

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by:Richard Quadling
ID: 26079134


are both currently supported, but {} is deprecated as of 5.3.0 and [] is the recommended approach.

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