[LON-CAPA-dev] Environment variables
knieling at kit.edu
Wed Jan 29 13:20:23 EST 2014
I have a question for the experienced web developers.
My goal is to capture environment variables within LON-CAPA. Those
variables should be/get delivered by a Shibboleth identity provider on
So, my questions are.
Will those variables placed into the environment only in
What I mean is, I find those variables in the case of calling a cgi
script but I don't find them when I search for them in any handler that
I tested so far such as "Apache::lontrans", "Apache::lonshibauth",
"Apache::lonshibacc", "Apache::lonacc" or "Apache::createaccount".
So, right now I believe that I won't get those variables in any handler
because it has to be a directly called cgi script.
Am I wrong with this assumption and I just tested the wrong
Or can anyone confirm this assumption and behavior?
When I'm right with this assumption:
Would it be a suitable respectively recommended approach to
catch those variables by a direct call of such a cgi script,
save/populate those variables in the environment manually and
redirect/go on with the standard LON-CAPA processing?
Or to question the other way around:
Would have had a patch with this above approach a chance to get
into a release?
Many questions, hopefully anyone has some answers and the time for
telling me them.
Thanks for reading so far ;)
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