I’ve always hated Apache. I discovered Roxen (nee Spinner) long before Apache and it has always struck me that Apache projects willfully obfuscate and convolute themselves and their documentation in a Microsoft-esque attempt to build jobs for admins.
I was trying to be lazy and set up some htaccess based auth (hacked mod_auth_mysql into a reasonable little PN:auth module). It’s all fine except for the fact that I can’t figure out (google, ask and lycos are no help) how to get at the authenticated username from within jsp… Is it even passed from apache to tomcat?
Yeah, I looked at tomcat’s container based security, but I wanted security that both apache/tomcat shared. If/when I ever have to set up some degree of limited access to wiretap, I’ll have to take a long weekend and brush up on my Apache obscurities. Bleah.