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Bug #8888 Authentication in iPlanet Fails
Submitted: 2001-01-24 12:50 UTC Modified: 2001-04-29 11:48 UTC
From: dylan at realcafes dot com Assigned:
Status: Closed Package: iPlanet related
PHP Version: 4.0.4pl1 OS: Linux (Red Hat 7)
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
 [2001-01-24 12:50 UTC] dylan at realcafes dot com
Have PHP4 compiled and installed as an NSAPI module into iPlanet Enterprise Server 4.1. PHP scripts work fine and dandy, with the exception of authorization. When my PHP script runs, the pop-up appears, and I enter my user name and password. From there, the system acts like the cancel button  has been clicked.

I've figured out that no matter what happens, PHP_AUTH_USER and PHP_AUTH_PW (the two variables that my script uses to process logins) aren't being set. A quick check of the docs confirms that (I think) I've got everything correct. Here's my obj.conf file:

# Sun Netscape Alliance - obj.conf
# You can edit this file, but comments and formatting changes
# might be lost when the admin server makes changes.

Init fn="flex-init" access="/system/netscape/server4/"
format.access="%Ses->client.ip% - %Req->vars.auth-user% [%SYSDATE%] \"%Req->reqpb.clf-request%\"
%Req->srvhdrs.clf-status% %Req->srvhdrs.content-length%"
Init fn="load-types" mime-types="mime.types"
Init fn="load-modules" funcs="php4_init,php4_close,php4_execute,php4_auth_trans"
Init fn="php4_init" errorString="Failed to initialise PHP!"

<Object name="default">
AuthTrans fn="php4_auth_trans"
NameTrans fn="document-root" root="/system/server/cf2/root"
PathCheck fn="unix-uri-clean"
PathCheck fn="find-pathinfo"
PathCheck fn="find-index" index-names="index.php,home.php,index.php3,home.php3,index.html,home.html"
ObjectType fn="type-by-extension"
ObjectType fn="force-type" type="text/plain"
Service fn="php4_execute" type="magnus-internal/x-httpd-php"
Service method="(GET|HEAD)" type="magnus-internal/imagemap" fn="imagemap"
Service method="(GET|HEAD)" type="magnus-internal/directory" fn="index-common"
Service method="(GET|HEAD)" type="*~magnus-internal/*" fn="send-file"
AddLog fn="flex-log" name="access"

<Object name="x-httpd-php">
ObjectType fn="force-type" type="magnus-internal/x-httpd-php"
Service fn="php4_execute"

Is this a PHP bug or an iPlanet problem? Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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 [2001-03-29 09:51 UTC]
Does this happen with latest CVS snapshot from ?


 [2001-04-29 11:48 UTC]
No feedback.

 [2004-04-28 02:02 UTC] jason dot kotchoff at sensis dot com dot au
I am having exactly the same problem and have not been able to find any documentation anywhere suggesting a resolution for PHP based HTTP authentication on an iPlanet web server (we are using Sun Web Server - same as iPlanet)
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