[lug] htaccess redirect by user

Hugh Brown hugh at vecna.com
Thu Aug 2 12:13:48 MDT 2001

You can try modrewrite.  It is supposed to be able to do that (I think)
though I was never successful (I gave up because the powers that be used
another method using jsp).


"lasten at korinth.com"
> I thought somewhere I read one could set up redirects by user within an 
> htaccess file, but for the life of me I cannot remember where I saw it.  Then 
> to make matters worse I dont remember exactly what I read hehe.
> Here is what I have thought about so far as another way to do it.
> 1.  I have done this with my own javascript an clear users/passwords though I 
> could have hashed them.
> 2.  I could use a cgi script to pull teh username variable out to then 
> redirected based on that variable.
> 3.  If I am using php that has some nice stuff to allow me to pull a username 
> variable out as well.
> Those are some thoughts for alternatives but I am hoping for an easier 
> quicker way within the htaccess file.  Not sure if it is possible but if the 
> username entered into the prompt for the htaccess file has a variable name I 
> could call within the file and on success goto http://blah.com/$var
> where $var is the username the person entered.
> Well that about covers my thought process on this any suggestions are most 
> apprecatiated.
> Thanks in advanced all:P
> -Todd Neal

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