[Seaside] Reading Apache environment variables in Seaside

Lukas Renggli renggli at gmail.com
Thu Apr 7 05:22:30 UTC 2011

The easiest is if you add the environment variable to the request (URL
or body) that you proxy via HTTP/AJP to Seaside.


On 7 April 2011 06:45, Charlie Meyer <cemeyer2 at illinois.edu> wrote:
> All,
> I am working on developing a Seaside application which I eventually plan to
> deploy behind our university's custom authentication system. This mechanism
> sets a particular Apache environment variable equal to the username that was
> authenticated. I have read through all of the Seaside book and looked
> through the classes, but have not come to an answer on how I can read out
> environment variables from the request, especially when served behind
> Apache. I currently serve other applications using different frameworks via
> AJP behind Apache and the necessary variables are passed through, so I am
> hoping there is a way to get access to them in Seaside. Any guidance would
> be fantastic.
> Thanks!
> Charlie Meyer
> Department of Computer Science
> University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
> MC/258
> 201 N. Goodwin Ave
> Urbana, IL 61801
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Lukas Renggli

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