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From Eric Covener <cove...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] REMOTE_USER mod_proxy_ajp JBoss
Date Tue, 08 May 2012 10:45:42 GMT
On Tue, May 8, 2012 at 6:14 AM, Francesco Sordillo <f.sordillo@cineca.it> wrote:
> Hi to all.
>
> I'm running JBoss 5.1.2 with Apache 2.2 with mod_proxy_ajp and mod_shib 2.4
> on RHEL 6.2 environment, so Shibboleth as SSO authentication.
> Proxying Apache request to JBoss we are not able to retreive REMOTE_USER via
> request attribute. An example of application code is:
>
> String username = (String) request.getAttribute("REMOTE_USER");
>
> but, as I said before, REMOTE_USER is not in the attribute header! The
> problem is that using a proxy, requests attribute are lost!


> By Google, some user suggests to configure this rewrite rule on Apache
>
> ###
>    RewriteCond %{LA-U:REMOTE_USER} (.*)
>    RewriteRule .* - [E=MY_REMOTE_USER:%1]
>    RequestHeader add REMOTE_USER %{MY_REMOTE_USER}e
> ###
>
> but in this case "REMOTE_USER" is a Request Header and not a request
> attribute.

Since you say it's lost -- In what environment is this attribute in
JBOSS ever set?

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