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webauth & filemaker

Susanne Riehemann sr at csli.Stanford.EDU
Tue Feb 6 16:10:45 PST 2007


Sounds great! Thanks so much :)

> I have a test page for apache/webauth/tomcat
> 
> https://snsr-dev1.stanford.edu/hostreg/jsp/test.jsp
> 
> 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
> 
> 
> Jean
> 
> 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: http://www.stanford.edu/services/kerberos/developer/#webauth
> > (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): http://www.filemaker.com/downloads/documentation/
> > 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 lists.stanford.edu
> >> 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
> >> http://www.stanford.edu/services/webauth/manual/mod/mod_webauth.html
> >> 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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