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From Joshua Slive <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Proxying basic authentication
Date Wed, 20 Jul 2005 13:12:31 GMT
On 7/19/05, Anthony Browne <> wrote:
> Can anyone tell me how to proxy authentication requests? The problem I'm
> having is that I serve a LAN from a disk drive and forward (proxy) any
> requests for content on remote servers. I cache the content that returns.
> The problem is that some users request content from sites that require basic
> authentication (not https). Currently if such a site is contacted, a
> username/password dialog pops up but when the info is entered and OK is hit,
> the dialog just pops up again and the request is not forwarded. This happens
> three times and then it delivers an error (not authorized). Can anyone give
> me some hints on how to get Apache to handle this basic authentication?

In general, apache httpd configured in forward-proxy mode
(ProxyRequests On) handles basic auth forwarding just fine, as far as
I know.  So you'll need to give more details about how you have things
configured (and what version you are using) if you want more help.


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