[Grok-dev] New sample app: LoginDemo
Brandon Craig Rhodes
brandon at rhodesmill.org
Sun Dec 30 13:57:47 EST 2007
"Luciano Ramalho" <luciano at ramalho.org> writes:
> On Dec 30, 2007 11:48 AM, Sebastian Ware <sebastian at urbantalk.se> wrote:
>> Luciano, have you solved the use case where one is logged in as a
>> manager (through the grok admin interface) and wants to log out as
>> manager in order to properly log in as an orindary user...
> Hi Sebastian, I haven't solved that, but I haven't tried either.
I've seen two solutions over the years:
(1) An ssh connection back to my own machine that port-forwards.
This works because Firefox, at least, seems to consider - for
example - localhost:8080 and localhost:8090 to be different
servers that should not be given the same Basic Auth info (oddly
enough, it *does* seem to give both "servers" the same cookies!).
This is created with:
$ ssh -N -L 8090:localhost:8080 localhost
from my command line. Typically I log on with my "admin" user to
the 8080 port, and then have 8090 free to be another user.
(2) Re-authenticate with a wrong username and password.
Once you're logged into a site, like localhost:8080, as a
particular user through Basic Auth, you can "unauthenticate" and
make Firefox forget whose username and password you'd entered by
entering a "username at password" prefix in the URL. So if I've
been acting as "admin" for a while and want to stop, I re-type
the current URL as something like:
and since there's really no "foo" or "bar" user, an
authentication error comes up and I can hit "cancel" and am no
longer logged in. (At least, I seem to remember it working that
I have been planning to do a little article on the whole subject of
authentication, including both of these hints, once we have the new
Brandon Craig Rhodes brandon at rhodesmill.org http://rhodesmill.org/brandon
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