[mod_python] problem with authen handler

Jack Moffitt jack at icecast.org
Wed Aug 9 17:12:33 EST 2000

I have the same problem, which i posted about a few days back.  Having
done some more research:

req.connection.user is correct, it has teh username

if i do username = req.connection.user then username == None.  I don't get


On Wed, 9 Aug 2000, Eduardo Fernandez wrote:

> Hello everyone:
> I whis I had discovered mod_python before. It would have saved me a lot of
> headaches in the application I am developing right now. In this app, I
> authenticate the users via a regular form in a page, and then keep the
> "logged-in" state with cookies.
> I want to do it right (TM), and use basic http authentication with
> mod_python.
> So I set up the documentation example, got the "Hello World!" part to work
> and now I am trying to make the authenhandler to work.
> I have copied the example as in the documentation and tried to access the
> page. I get the user/pw window and fill it, but it alway fails with a 401
> error.
> I have tried diferent usernames and pws, but it always fails. The apache
> logs show the user along with the 401 error, so I think I have the setup
> working mostly ok.
> Where could be the quirk?
> Thanks in advance.
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> Eduardo Fernández Corrales
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