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PHP user authorization




4:32 am on Jan 28, 2003 (gmt 0)

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ok...i have this following script...and i always get unauthorized user even if i enter the corect username and password


$LOGIN = "User";
$PASSWORD = "password";

function error ($error_message) {
echo $error_message."<BR>";

if ( (!isset($PHP_AUTH_USER)) ! (($PHP_AUTH_USER == $LOGIN) && ( $PHP_AUTH_PW == "$PASSWORD" )) ) {
header("WWW-Authenticate: Basic entrer=\"Form2txt admin\"");
header("HTTP/1.0 401 Unauthorized");
error("Unauthorized access...");

<!-- Add code of your web page here -->
webpage code

can anyone help me fix it?


5:20 am on Jan 28, 2003 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member

Hey Sfar512,
according to the PHP manual [php.net] you should use:
with more recent versions of PHP, I can't remember which one right now.
Anyway, you should try it.


5:29 am on Jan 28, 2003 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

Welcome to WebmasterWorld [webmasterworld.com] Sfar512.

Be sure to read Marcia`s WebmasterWorld Welcome and Guide to the Basics [webmasterworld.com] post.

You should indeed use the superglobal $_SERVER when accessing the username and password.

Basic HTTP Authentication [faqs.org] is done according to RFC2617. There is no authentication parameter entrer defined in RFC2617. Instead the basic authentication scheme requires the realm parameter. If you use that your script should work.



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