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Old 09-24-2009, 01:13 PM   #1
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Why are user credentials not being passed to server at time of login?

i have ssl configured on the server ( RHL ) and it will prompt me to enter my username and password when i access the server. its a python app and if i print logged in user on the page it displays "user = none". I am working on the development machine. if i do the same on production, it says "user = root" , i am logging into the system using my userid not as root ..

my issue is, i want the development server to identity the user. for some reason my user credentials are not being passed to the server. One more thing, the ssl cert i use on development server is not valid, its actually the certificate i copied from prod server. is this the issue ? when i log in it says

"You attempted to reach, but instead you actually reached a server identifying itself as"

and a button for "proceed anyway"

Old 09-24-2009, 01:30 PM   #2
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You say it prompts you for your user credentials, if you you are using Firefox, install Live-HTTP-headers extension. Visit the page again, open Live-HTTP-headers and see what's it sending to the server. Second, it doesn't matter what cert you are using, that's just a warning, explaining your security risk. It can't guarantee that the site you visiting is really a secure connection
Old 09-24-2009, 03:57 PM   #3
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thanks for you quick reply !!

i installed live-http , it only tells about the http request, doesn't give any info about the user credentials. i may be wrong, i never used it before. I compared the prod http log with the dev and i see more http request being sent to the prod server compared to the dev. Is there anything else i need to consider ?



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