Tag Archives: Apache

PHP: Authorization header missing on Apache

I’m using a simple PHP cross-domain-proxy to be able to do some Javascript requests towards an API on a different domain. Worked great, until I needed to do basic authentication. I set the appropriate header to be passed through, 'Authorization': 'Basic ' + btoa(username+':'+password), but in the proxy script, that header had vanished.

Turns out it was Apache stripping it away. Don’t know if it’s because of security or because Apache thinks that, hey, I’m the one dealing with this stuff so no point sending it to the script. Anyways, seems you can get it back by doing the following in an .htaccess file:

RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{HTTP:Authorization} ^(.*)
RewriteRule .* - [e=HTTP_AUTHORIZATION:%1]

Now the header is passed through to the API successfully and I’m no longer getting 401 Unauthorized back :)

Apache: Redirect one domain to another

The following .htaccess redirects all traffic to a different domain and preserves the path.

RewriteEngine On
RewriteRule (.*) http://example.com/$1 [R=301,L]

The following redirects non-www to www version, also preserving the path.

RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^example\.com
RewriteRule (.*) http://www.example.com/$1 [R=301,L]

And hopefully I’ll remember I put this here the next time I’ve forgotten how to do this…

PHP: One way of differing between DEV and PROD environments with Kohana

Usually when I develop websites, they will be deployed to a domain, for example www.geekality.net. But when I develop this site locally, I usually want it to be in some sub-folder of localhost, since I usually have more than one website going on, and I don’t want the trouble with virtual-hosts. So, to solve this for my Kohana websites I do the following simple thing. This technique would work for other websites programmed in PHP as well, but the PHP part would probably be a bit different.

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