Web server plug-in remote user information processing

We can configure the web server with a vendor-acquired authentication module and then configure the web server plug-in to route requests to an application server.

If an application calls the getRemoteUser method, it relies on a private HTTP header containing 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 call to getRemoteUser method by the application 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.gotcha

Avoid trouble: If an call to getRemoteUser method by the application returns a null value, or if the correct remote user information is not being added to the data structure for the web server plug-in, make sure the remote user parameter within the vendor-acquired authentication module is still set to YES. (Sometimes this parameter gets set to NO when service is applied.)gotcha