[PATCHv3 1/3] Add config option user-envvar

Jason A. Donenfeld Jason at zx2c4.com
Tue Oct 30 17:29:16 CET 2012

On Tue, Oct 30, 2012 at 4:11 AM, Valentin Haenel <valentin.haenel at gmx.de> wrote:
> When cgit sits on a backend server and relies on a set of
> front-ends to do authentication, it will read the username
> from an environment variable defined by this option.
> In this way, one can safely use any forwarded HTTP header
> and not only the expected REMOTE_USER variable set by the
> CGI standard.

As I wrote in another email, this isn't necessary, and I don't dig the
extra book keeping. The helper script can manage all this using normal
environment variables that are inherited.

In fact, as I also explained before, instead of positional arguments,
everything can be passed in env vars. In fact, quite a few CGIT_* env
vars are already defined.

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