[EP-tech] Re: SWORD and Eprints 3.2 - **SOLVED**

Mark Gregson mark.gregson at qut.edu.au
Mon Jan 28 07:04:59 GMT 2013

Hi Ian

Look in EPrints::Sword::Utils.  The basic auth header is decomposed there.  There is a regular expression that matches something like \w+:\w+ which break authentication as you've described. I can't see QUT's code at the moment but I think I just replaced the '\w' with '.'.


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Subject: [EP-tech] Re: SWORD and Eprints 3.2 - **SOLVED**

On 24/01/13 11:05, Tian, Jia wrote:

> The SWORD 1.3 I had worked last April on EPrints v3.2.x and it works
> very straightforward without particular configurations. I pasted my
> sword.pl here for your reference.
Thanks for that... yep - it's a basically standard sword.pl document.

> Which user role did you give to your test account? We are using an
> editor account. Probably you can try an editor account. Let me know
> anything I could help please.
Nope - its a normal user account.... just like the other normal user
accounts I have, that CAN authenticate.

What I have discovered it there are two gotcha's here:

1) The username must be [a-zA-Z_] .... 'test-user' fails, 'test_user' is
OK (both can log in though)
2) the password seems to also be Perl word-characters '*password*'
fails, 'qiwueyqw234' is OK (likewise, both can log in)

I'm guessing this is an issue in a handler routine somewhere


Ian Stuart.
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