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  • From: Gavin Younger <address@concealed>
  • To: "address@concealed" <address@concealed>
  • Subject: RE: [sympa-users] Sympa 5.4.3 generic_sso woes
  • Date: Thu, 23 Oct 2008 14:11:41 +0100

>A few months ago, I tried updating Sympa 5.3.4 to 5.4.3,
>rather unsuccessfully. We are still running Sympa 5.3.4 in
>production without any major issues. We are using a
>generic_sso configuration in the auth.conf to authenticate
>with Kerberos using the Apache 2.2 mod_auth_kerb. So the
>Apache REMOTE_USER header/server variable is used to do a
>lookup from the netidmap_table and get the user's e-mail address.
>So I can login just fine to Sympa 5.4.3. As soon as I click a
>link /sympa/pref, I get logged out, then I get a message
>"ERROR (pref) - You need to login". If I click the
>/sympa/serveradmin link, it is the same thing, "ERROR
>(serveradmin) - You need to login".


Have you applied the following revision? :

We had similar problems because the user's email wasn't getting stored
correctly in the session table.

Gavin Younger,
Infrastructure Systems,
Information Systems and Services,
Newcastle University, UK

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