[geeklog-devel] Recent and remaining work on the webservices

Blaine Lang devel at portalparts.com
Sun Nov 25 15:38:13 EST 2007


I had no issues with my Local Vista/IIS Desktop installation but when I 
installed on my hosted Linux/Apache I was not able to pick up any value 

I posted 2 weeks ago about my testing - this from one of the emails
I did some googling and found that adding the following to my .htaccess 
allowed me to test for the $_SERVER['REMOTE_USER']

RewriteEngine on
RewriteRule .* - [E=REMOTE_USER:%{HTTP:Authorization},L]
RewriteCond %{HTTP:Authorization} username=\"([^\"]+)\"

I had to change the code in ws_authenticate to look for 
$_SERVER['REMOTE_USER'] as I was not setting the gl_auth_header variable 
via this .htaccess change.

Shortly after that my livewriter tests failed again and am not even 
getting $_SERVER['REMOTE_USER'] to show any value. At this point 
Livewriter is all messed up and will not even let me drop and remove the 
account. Tried-installing and re-installing livewriter but it keeps 
picking up the same settings and will now let me edit/save the account 
anymore. Keep reporting an object error. That is not a webservice issue 
so I likely need to use a different client computer to test further.

Still, that does not address the server issues I had with trying to get 
the credentials passed in.


Ramnath R Iyer wrote:
> On Sunday 25 November 2007 11:21:46 Blaine Lang wrote:
>> Ramnath,
>> Have you been able to test the Livewriter Atom service against a GL
>> installation running on Linux/Apache server?
>> I get it to work locally just fine but not on my hosted server
>> environment. I can get you full cpanel and ftp access if you had to time
>> to look at this.
>> Regards,
>> Blaine
> Is the problem you are facing the same as before ($SERVER['REMOTE_USER'] not 
> set)? I don't use Windows, so I've never tried Windows Live Writer with GL.
> If it works with a local server (with Live Writer) and not with your hosting 
> service, then the problem is most likely on the server-side. In that case, I 
> can work on it even without Live Writer. Let me know the server details, and 
> also -
> * have you pinpointed any specific problem?
> * did it work with the same host by any other means?
> * is PHP a CGI binary or an Apache module on your local machine and the remote 
> host?
> Regards,
> Ramnath R Iyer
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