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The following instructions apply to using Websec
to authenticate for web applications. Websec was retired
in December 2009 and replaced
by a new authentication system, Penn Weblogin.
Customizing your application's authentication/login pages - Additional arguments
If you have opted to have a customized login page for your Websec app, you
can also opt to pass additional arguments on to your application through Websec.
To add additional arguments,
When the user authenticates using your customized login page, Websec
will map the keyword $WEBSEC_QUERY_STRING to the
argument string that you have appended to the call to your application.
In the above example, the input tag query_string will have the value InstitutionCode=9999&department=English. Your application
would then have to parse out the query_string input values.
- add a hidden input tag to your login page
<input type=hidden name=query_string value=$WEBSEC_QUERY_STRING>
- make a link to your application that includes the arguments
that you want to pass on through Websec.
Information Systems and Computing, University of Pennsylvania