using apache to do the authorization is the cheap and easy way. If
you want something more advanced you should use a cookie. There's
probably tons of sample code on

On Wed, 21 Nov 2001 11:30:49 -0700, Nelson Goforth wrote:
>In my project I have basic HTML pages with PHP/MySQL driven content.
>In a subdirectory I have pages that allow users to change the
>of the pages and other administrative functions.  This subdirectory
>is protected with Apache mod_auth.
>What I would like to do is allow authorized users to see an "Edit"
>button on each page in the main directory, which would allow them to
>update a page right from the page itself - rather than going into
>admin subdirectory to do it.
>I can drive the display of an "Edit" link from the REMOTE_USER
>environmental variable, but how can I allow the authorized users to
>log in, while STILL allowing unfettered access by the public?  If
>they log in under the subdirectory that log in name doesn't carry
>back up to the top directory (I tried), even if I name the realm the
>same using the AuthName directive in .htaccess .
>I found some basic information in the book "Professional PHP
>Programming", but could someone point me to another resource that
>might give a bit more detail?

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