Web server plug-in remote user information processing



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Configure the Web server with a third-party authentication module and then configure the Web server plug-in to route requests to an appserver.

If an application calls the getRemoteUser() method, it relies on a private HTTP header that contains the remote user information and is parsed by the plug-in. The plug-in sets the private HTTP header value whenever a Web server authentication module populates the remote user in the Web server data structure.

If the private HTTP header value is not set, the application's call to getRemoteUser() returns a null value.

Avoid trouble: If the private header is not being set in the Sun One, IIS, or Domino Web server plug-in, make sure the request record includes information about the user requesting the data.

Avoid trouble: If an application's call to getRemoteUser() returns a null value, or if the correct remote user information is not being added to the Web server plug-in's data structure, make sure the remote user parameter within the WebAgent is still set to YES. (Sometimes this parameter gets set to NO when service is applied.)


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