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    Devshed Newbie (0 - 499 posts)
    I am trying to use HTML's basic realm authentication scheme. Unfortunately either it ends up not allowing any one to get in or it let any body to get in.

    I have setup users to register themselves in a mySQL registration database. How can I check the entered password with the one in the database?

    I know the code is getting ugly since I have not much experience in using PHP.
    Can some one help...
    Here is the code ...


    function authenticate() {
    Header( "WWW-authenticate: basic realm='My Authentication System'");
    Header( "HTTP/1.0 401 Unauthorized");
    echo "You must enter a valid login ID and password to access this resourcen";
    if (!isset($PHP_AUTH_USER) && !isset($PHP_AUTH_PW)&& !isset($userpasswd)){
    else {
    mysql_connect("localhost", "webuser", "");
    $query = "SELECT passwd from clients where userid = '$PHP_AUTH_USER')";
    $result = mysql_db_query("registration", $query);
    if ($result){
    while ($r = mysql_fetch_array($result)) {
    $userpasswd = $r["passwd"];
    if(!($userpasswd == $PHP_AUTH_PW)){
    echo "Incorrect password THREE";
    echo "Incorrect password ONE";
    echo "Welcome: $PHP_AUTH_USER<BR>";
    echo "You have entered: $PHP_AUTH_PW<BR>";
    } //end of function authenticate
    <body bgcolor='lightyellow'>
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    Devshed Newbie (0 - 499 posts)
    Some more information:
    I have RedHat6.0 Linux 2.2.5, PHP3 and is compiled with Apache3.3.x, mySQL.


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