[mod_python] handling multiple users with mod_python

Prashanth prashanth.dumpuri at vanderbilt.edu
Tue Apr 17 01:37:12 EDT 2007

  I have just started getting into web design and programming. I have to 
create a web page that can handle multiple logins/users. After logging 
in, the website has to cater to the individual needs of each user.

index.html - main interface page that has a login prompt.
login.py - verifies the authenticity of the user.
After logging in, the user is directed to the "jobs" page
job1.html and job1.py, job2.html and job2.py .... jobN.html and jobN.py 
- the html scripts accept files from the user and run the jobs described 
in the associated python scripts.
Results.html - page where the users can download the results from the 
above python scripts.

Since the results will be different for different users, I have to keep 
track of the users that login to the webpage and direct them 
accordingly. How do I pass the username from login.py to job1.py ?

(I created multiple usernames and passwords using .htpasswd. I'm using 
mod_python 3.3 and apache 2.0.59).

Any help in this regard will be greatly appreciated.

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