Basic HTTP Authentication & PHP-FastCGI

Igor Sysoev is at
Wed Jul 23 21:14:36 MSD 2008

On Tue, Jul 22, 2008 at 04:47:47PM +0100, Phillip B Oldham wrote:

> I'm sure its possible, but I can't seem to find any documentation on it...
> How would I pass the Basic HTTP Authentication user & password over to 
> PHP to do the check?

User and password are passed in HTTP_AUTHORIZATION parameter in base64:
"user:passwd" value is encoded as "dXNlcjpwYXNzd2Q=".

Igor Sysoev

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