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Prompt for username and password

tonelm54 asked
Last Modified: 2012-02-15
Good evening,
A while ago I read an article about changing the header of a page which will prompt the user to enter a username and password, at which point you can authenticate the user for the rest of the session, or destroy it.

I didnt save the article, and after a search I cannot find it again.

Does anyone know of how to do it?

Thank you
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I should add that when you do this, you have to authenticate them manually. The responses to the 401 unauthorized prompt will be stored in these variables:


So, you'll have to manually check to make sure the user / pass authenticates. Then, store it in a session or a cookie.

$_SESSION['loggedin'] = '1'.

Then you can just check to see if $_SESSION['loggedin'] == true, and if it does, you can skip the authentication.

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