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webauth & filemaker

Jeanmarie Lucker jlucker at
Tue Feb 6 16:07:35 PST 2007

I have a test page for apache/webauth/tomcat

If this is what you want write back, and I will send you the mod_jk  
conf, and the server configuration fragments and the jsp


On Feb 6, 2007, at 2:11 PM, Marco Wise wrote:

> Hi Emma, Susanne,
> Just wondering if my earlier suggestions to Peter Sells made it to
> you and whether they worked...
> Copied below.
> - marco
> <snip>
> If you are using a proxy, the SUNet ID will be passed to the web
> server as an HTTP header. You can find some information about that
> here:
> (scroll down to the bits about proxy service).
> The trick here will be to have Filemaker's Custom Web Publishing
> retrieve that information. I think Filemaker has a function for that
> (get_header):
> fmsa8_custom_web_guide.pdf
> <snip>
> On Feb 6, 2007, at 1:23 PM, Emma Pease wrote:
>> A friend working on the linguistics web pages had a query involving
>> webauth.  Any help would be much appreciated (she bakes very  
>> dangerous
>> (to the waistline) brownies).
>> Emma
>> ------- Forwarded Message
>> From sr Sun Feb  4 19:49:13 2007
>> Subject: webauth & filemaker
>> To: webauth-info at
>> Date: Sun, 4 Feb 2007 19:49:13 -0800 (PST)
>> X-Mailer: ELM [version 2.5 PL3]
>> Content-Length: 1753
>> Dear all,
>> I'm working on the class registration website for the Linguistic
>> Institute which will be held at Stanford this summer.
>> We are using the xsl stylesheet part of Filemaker Server 8 Custom Web
>> Publishing (which is a customized tomcat) on a Mac OS 10.4.8 machine.
>> We want to use Webauth for authentication (all participants will be
>> getting SUNet IDs until the end of the institute), and so we had to
>> upgrade to apache 2.
>> Our problem is how to securely pass the WEBAUTH_USER information to
>> Filemaker. Before we upgraded to apache 2, server side includes were
>> working, and we were planning to use <!--#echo var="WEBAUTH_USER"-->
>> to get at the information. But we haven't been able to get SSIs
>> working again after upgrading - they're working for regular pages
>> handled just by apache 2, but they no longer work for the xsl pages
>> handled by apache 2 and tomcat.
>> As a workaround we considered getting the info from an apache 2 page
>> and sending it along to a tomcat page. This works fine, but  
>> putting it
>> in the URL or using a hidden form field isn't secure, and I don't  
>> know
>> of any other way to do it.
>> We followed the instructions in the "Java/Tomcat/mod_jk Integration"
>> section on this page
>> as far as the configuration goes, but we don't have the Java  
>> expertise
>> to know how to use this part:
>> <% out.print (request.getAttribute("WEBAUTH_USER")); %>
>> So I'm wondering if anyone on this mailing list has some java code
>> sitting around that does what we need, and could share it with me?
>> Or if anyone has any other suggestions, that would be great too.
>> We are getting quite desperate, and if someone is able to help out,
>> there's money to pay for their time.
>> Many thanks,
>> - -Susanne
>> ------- End of Forwarded Message

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