Read out .htaccess password

Discussion in 'Perl Misc' started by Bart Van der Donck, Aug 25, 2007.

  1. Hello,

    When browser requests a directory that is secured by .htaccess user/
    pass, I can read out the username in a Perl script with
    $ENV{'REMOTE_USER'}.

    I've been looking for a similar way to know the password.

    Since this password is sent unencrypted from the browser and reaches
    server in plain text, I suppose it must be possible to know it somehow
    in perl ?

    Thanks,

    --
    Bart
     
    Bart Van der Donck, Aug 25, 2007
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