authorizer??

Brian P Millett (bpm@terraweb.com)
Fri, 17 May 1996 10:47:56 -0500

Date: Fri, 17 May 1996 10:47:56 -0500
From: bpm@terraweb.com (Brian P Millett)
Message-Id: <199605171547.KAA05612@vlad>
To: fastcgi-developers@OpenMarket.com
Subject: authorizer??


(ncsa httpd 1.5.2, fcgi-devel-kit 1.4, ncsa fastcgi patch)

Hi,
I've read the docs about setting a fcgi role to be an authorizer
by setting an AuthorizeRegion flag in the server config file.  Is this
possible on the ncsa server?  I rewrote tiny-authorizer in perl and
found that the tiny-perl-authorizer & tiny-authorizer are not
receiving the REMOTE_USER or REMOTE_PASSWD variables.  Is this because
I have not made the httpd server send the correct role?  How do I do
this?

Thanks.

By the way, here is the standard example Lincoln Stein uses for the Monty
Python CGI.pm form example written to use the FCGI:
#!/opt/gnu/bin/perl
#
#  python -fcgi --
# 
# 	Perl-5 FastCGI example program
# 

#
# This needs to be run with a version of perl that has been installed
# it well not work out of the build area.
#

use FCGI;
use CGI;
$cnt = 0;
while(FCGI::accept >= 0) {
	$query = new CGI;
	print $query->header;
	print $query->start_html("Example CGI.pm Form");
	print "<H1> Example FastCGI CGI.pm Form</H1>\n";
	print "Running on <EM>$ENV{SERVER_NAME}</EM> to <EM>$ENV{REMOTE_HOST}</EM>\n<BR>\n";
	$cnt++;
	print "This is connection number $cnt\n<BR>";
	&print_prompt($query);
	&do_work($query);
	&print_tail;
	print $query->end_html;
	undef(@CGI::QUERY_PARAM);
}
 
sub print_prompt {
   my($query) = @_;
 
   print $query->start_multipart_form;
   print "<EM>What's your name?</EM><BR>";
   print $query->textfield('name');
   print $query->checkbox('Not my real name');
 
   print "<P><EM>Where can you find English Sparrows?</EM><BR>";
   print $query->checkbox_group(
				-name=>'Sparrow locations',
				-values=>[England,France,Spain,Asia,Hoboken],
				-linebreak=>'yes',
				-defaults=>[England,Asia]);
 
   print "<P><EM>How far can they fly?</EM><BR>",
   $query->radio_group(
		       -name=>'how far',
		       -values=>['10 ft','1 mile','10 miles','real far'],
		       -default=>'1 mile');
   
   print "<P><EM>What's your favorite color?</EM>  ";
   print $query->popup_menu(-name=>'Color',
			    -values=>['black','brown','red','yellow'],
			    -default=>'red');
 
   print $query->hidden('Reference','Monty Python and the Holy Grail');
 
   print "<P><EM>What have you got there?</EM><BR>";
   print $query->scrolling_list(
				-name=>'possessions',
				-values=>['A Coconut','A Grail','An Icon',
					  'A Sword','A Ticket'],
				-size=>5,
				-multiple=>'true');
 
   print "<P><EM>Any parting comments?</EM><BR>";
   print $query->textarea(-name=>'Comments',
			  -rows=>10,
			  -columns=>50);
   
   print "<P>",$query->reset;
   print $query->submit('Action','Shout');
   print $query->submit('Action','Scream');
   print $query->endform;
   print "<HR>\n";
 	}
 
sub do_work {
    my($query) = @_;
    my(@values,$key);

    print "<H2>Here are the current settings in this form</H2>";

    foreach $key ($query->param) {
	print "<STRONG>$key</STRONG> -> ";
	@values = $query->param($key);
	print join(", ",@values),"<BR>\n";
    }
}
 
sub print_tail {
    print <<END;
<HR>
<ADDRESS>Lincoln D. Stein</ADDRESS><BR>
<A HREF="/">Home Page</A>
END
    ;
}

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Brian Millett                    
Technology Applications Inc.     "Heaven can not exist,
(314) 530-1981                          If the family is not eternal"
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