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UserDir on CWS 1.3-1 on Itanium Problems

 
RF Thomas
Frequent Advisor

UserDir on CWS 1.3-1 on Itanium Problems

We can't seem to get access using a user area to work:

http:///~

e.g.

http://mynode.com/~xyz

We get a 403 Forbidden message displayed.

Our httpd.conf file had the following code:

# UserDir: The name of the directory which is appended onto a user's home
# directory if a ~user request is received.
#
UserDir public_html

#
# Control access to UserDir directories. The following is an example
# for a site where these directories are restricted to read-only.
#


Options Indexes FollowSymLinks Multiviews +ExecCGI
AllowOverride None
AuthType Basic
AuthName "OpenVMS Authentication"
AuthOpenVMSUser On
Require valid-user


8 REPLIES 8
Ken Robinson
Valued Contributor

Re: UserDir on CWS 1.3-1 on Itanium Problems

Does the user that the webserver is running under (usually apache$www) have read & execute privileges for the directory [.public_html...]?

Ken
RF Thomas
Frequent Advisor

Re: UserDir on CWS 1.3-1 on Itanium Problems

Yes. Full access.
Karl Rohwedder
Honored Contributor

Re: UserDir on CWS 1.3-1 on Itanium Problems

Are the real user directories under /home or have you mapped it accordingly (or was this just an example)?

regards Kalle
RF Thomas
Frequent Advisor

Re: UserDir on CWS 1.3-1 on Itanium Problems

The configuration file fragement is what sits in my HTTPD.CONF file.
Volker Halle
Honored Contributor

Re: UserDir on CWS 1.3-1 on Itanium Problems

Does the WEBserver account also have at least 'E' access to all the directories above [.public_html] ?

Volker.
RF Thomas
Frequent Advisor

Re: UserDir on CWS 1.3-1 on Itanium Problems

Yes.

It never prompts for username/password. We can access a specific web page by entering it, e.g.

http://node/~user/page.htm

This is worthless to us, since we want to control access by username and password. Additionally, we want the APACHE (CWS) execution context changed to the user's login.
Jan van den Ende
Honored Contributor

Re: UserDir on CWS 1.3-1 on Itanium Problems

RF,

you may try the info in

http://h71000.www7.hp.com/openvms/products/ips/apache/csws_install_001.html#
modauthsecurity

Basically, it describes how to get a username/password screen. Validates against your default VMS login ( normally SYSUAF, but should also honour any defined alternate)

It helped me a lot!

Proost.

Have one on me.

jpe
Don't rust yours pelled jacker to fine doll missed aches.
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RF Thomas
Frequent Advisor

Re: UserDir on CWS 1.3-1 on Itanium Problems

We have gotten further in our struggle learning the idiosyncracies of CWS/APACHE:

The /home option was implemented as a special symbol in CWS incompletely. The following allows username and password, for such to work all users need to share a common rooted directory. We have not tested if a virtual directory can have UserDir commands.

The following works:

UserDir /ast$root/*/public_html

Options Indexes FollowSymLinks Multiviews +ExecCGI
AddHandler cgi-script com exe
AllowOverride None
AuthType Basic
AuthName "OpenVMS Authentication"
AuthOpenVMSUser On
Require valid-user


Unfortunately, we can not get CGI to work. Using the example .exe provided with CWS and copying it to the /public_html directory with protection of (SY:RWED,OW:RWED,GR:RWED,WO:RWED) the execution fails with an Internal Server Error page being displayed.

We need ot have the authorized user have his proper account and other information.