HttpPlatformHandler and REMOTE_USER RRS feed

  • Question

  • User1750812312 posted

    Hi everyone

    Im trying to setup a ruby on rails site with and SSO plugin using REMOTE_USER, but HttpPlatformHandler don't pass the username to the application.

    The site is running, this is the only part not working, this is my webconfig.

    <?xml version="1.0"?>
              requireAccess="Script" />
              &quot;D:\Redmine\Ruby\bin\rails&quot; server
              -p %HTTP_PLATFORM_PORT%
                    <clear />
                    <environmentVariable name="Path" value="D:\Redmine\Ruby\bin;D:\Redmine\Ruby\devkit\bin;%Path%" />
                    <environmentVariable name="RAILS_ENV" value="production" />
                    <environmentVariable name="REDMINE_LANG" value="en" />

    Tuesday, March 8, 2016 9:43 AM

All replies

  • User826847262 posted

    I'll second this thread as well because HttpPlatformHandler definitely needs a mechanism to pass remote or authenticated user info. My own issue is that I run Rails under HeliconZoo and IIS authentication is set to certificate required because every user has their own unique ID certificate. In Rails, I can look in the environment and specifically at CERT_SUBJECT and CERT_ISSUER to find out who authenticated. Under HttpPlatformHandler there is no equivalent so we can't use it in production. Hopefully in 1.3 it will add the authentication info or cert to the request headers.

    Thursday, March 24, 2016 5:50 PM
  • User948694543 posted

    Is there any update to this? If httpplatformhandler is no longer being developed, Microsoft should just come out and say so. I am looking for the httpplatformhandler to pass the REMOTE_USER adn AUTH_USER variables as well. 

    Friday, May 18, 2018 6:15 PM
  • User1732529719 posted

    I' ve encountered the same problem. Getting IIS -> httpPlatformHandler -> Rails server (Redmine) -> SSO (via plugin) to work together seems almost impossible. Everything is running fine, authentication works, only the REMOTE_USER and other variables like it (AUTH_USER, LOGON_USER) get lost during the IIS -> Redmine transfer in HttpPlatformHandler. Using URL rewrite module and others like it to create new custom header with needed value doesn't seem to work for it runs before user authenticates, so REMOTE_USER is not filled up yet. 
    I've set passWindowsAuth to "true" and it passed me a header HTTP_X_IIS_WINDOWSAUTHTOKEN with value 228.
    Any idea what that might mean? Or how to extract user identity out of it? This looks like a dead end...

    Wednesday, February 6, 2019 10:57 AM