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Can I use server-side code to log in a user without bringing up the login/password popup?

Sep 18th, 2004 20:00
H Thikey, Dave, Dan Wiebell,

It can be easily done with a simple PHP script that checks that the 
entered information is identical with the information in the script.
The question is important as it allows the user, who are already logged 
into the application using say database authentication, to access the 
resources from a certain .htpasswd protected sub-directory. Is there no 
one in the PHP world who can tackle this? Or is the PHP dumb?