[drupal-devel] Howto enable webdav in your drupal directory

Vladimir Zlatanov vlado at dikini.net
Fri Feb 4 17:49:36 UTC 2005

> Are the ten lines you can use in PHP to have HTTP authentication 
> difficult to implement? :)
>    http://www.php.net/manual/en/features.http-auth.php
Exactly, not at all.
I think the best way to do it is at the end of bootstrap,
after the session code has passed.

My idea roughly is long the lines:
if (!isset($_SERVER['PHP_AUTH_USER'])) {
   header('WWW-Authenticate: Basic realm="My drupal site(may be in
   header('HTTP/1.0 401 Unauthorized');
   echo 'Text to send if user hits Cancel button';
  } else {
     verify the username:password - ala user_login();

This will mean that you end up with a valid $user. 

* possibly digest authentication as well

I'll be doing that this weekend, I need to test authenticated 
RSS feeds powered by drupal.

I will not be online this weekend, but will post a patch
on Monday to demo the idea. I don't think it is something
major anyway (the http auth bit)

webDAV is an extension to http, sort of

I prefer calling that a special kind of XML based RPC, because
most of the extensions are actually XML encoded messages.

I think there was an implemenation of webDAV for PHP.
I am not sure which features, and what level of webDAV
are worth it in Drupal's case.
upload, version control, locking?


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