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Toby Atkin-Wright

HTTP Digest Authentication with config.action_controller.relative_url_root

Reported by Toby Atkin-Wright | February 10th, 2010 @ 06:04 PM

It seems that Rails 2.3.5 doesn't honour the relative_url_root setting in its digest authentication.

I resolved this by changing:

uri    = credentials[:uri][0,1] == '/' ? request.request_uri : request.url


uri = request.env['HTTP_AUTHORIZATION'].match(/uri="(\S*)"/)[1]


module ActionController
  module HttpAuthentication
    module Digest
      def validate_digest_response(request, realm, &password_procedure)

Comments and changes to this ticket

  • Toby Atkin-Wright

    Toby Atkin-Wright February 11th, 2010 @ 05:24 PM

    The fix works better as

    uri = request.env['HTTP_AUTHORIZATION'].match(/uri="([^"]*)"/)[1]

    (The regex I suggest previously doesn't work on IE, as it doesn't leave spaces through the HTTP_AUTHORIZATION string.)

    Anyway, the point is that the uri should be read from HTTP_AUTHORIZATION. If we try to construct it from relative_url_root then it isn't obvious whether a trailing slash should be at the end of a root url.

  • Santiago Pastorino

    Santiago Pastorino February 2nd, 2011 @ 04:44 PM

    • State changed from “new” to “open”

    This issue has been automatically marked as stale because it has not been commented on for at least three months.

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  • Santiago Pastorino

    Santiago Pastorino February 2nd, 2011 @ 04:44 PM

    • State changed from “open” to “stale”

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