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    Ok, I am using a simple .htaccess file
    to test login/password in a mySQL Database.

    My question is, how do I pass the login name
    off to a php3 document so that I can customize content for the user. I am not interested in doing sessions or anything like that at this time, I just want to get the user logged in, and customize some basic content for him/her.

    here is my .htaccess:

    Auth_MYSQL on
    Auth_MySQL_DB devshedrocks
    Auth_MySQL_Password_Table test
    Auth_MySQL_Username_Field login
    Auth_MySQL_Password_Field pw
    Auth_MySQL_Empty_Passwords off
    Auth_MySQL_Encryption_Types MySQL
    Auth_MySQL_Authoritative On

    AuthName "Hi Devshed users.. you rock"
    AuthType Basic
    require valid-user


    I want to be able to recognize the user
    in the index.php that immediately follows
    this .htaccess. I tried using $REMOTE_USER
    or something like that.. I read about it
    somewhere else.. but it didnt quite work.

    Any help would be appreciated!!!
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    That is exaclty why you would want to use sessions. I have never done what you are trying to do with .htaccess and passing info to PHP, but you might try sessions. With PHP 4.0 they weren't that hard to learn. Might be easier than you think.

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